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Updated: January 1st, 2014 8:22pm
Could Leslie Frazier be Tampa Bay's next defensive coordinator?

Could Leslie Frazier be Tampa Bay's next defensive coordinator?

by Derek Wetmore
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UPDATE (11:00 p.m.): The Leslie Frazier-to-Tampa Bay train might be derailed without ever having left the station. Rod Marinelli reportedly will be Tampa Bay's next defensive coordinator, according to Pat Yasinskas, who covers the Buccaneers for

Here are the reports from earlier in the evening Wednesday.

Lovie Smith reportedly will be the next head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a pre-existing relationship with recently ousted Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier

At least one NFL insider is drawing the connection. CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora posted this tweet Wednesday.

Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune followed with this:

What do you think, readers? Would Frazier be a good fit for Tampa Bay?

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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