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Frazier Says Not Concerned About Contract Status

Head coach Leslie Frazier of the Minnesota Vikings
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has one year left on his contract and no concern about his future.

Frazier said Tuesday he and his agent will speak soon with Vikings officials about his deal.

Frazier said he’s been told many times by owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf and general manager Rick Spielman that they were pleased by the team’s performance in 2012. Frazier added that “things will work out just fine.”

The Vikings went 10-6 and made the playoffs this year after finishing 3-13, tied for the worst record in franchise history. Frazier took over as the interim replacement for Brad Childress in 2010 and was formally given the job for 2011.

Meanwhile, Minnesota assistants Mike Singletary and Mike Priefer will interview for the Chicago head coaching vacancy.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday that the Bears made the request. There are at least 10 other coaches reported to be under consideration to replace the fired Lovie Smith in Chicago.

After an unsuccessful stint as coach of the San Francisco 49ers, Singletary was hired by his former Bears teammate Frazier to be a linebackers coach and a special assistant. He’s been with the Vikings for two years.

Priefer has completed two seasons as special teams coordinator, helping steer the organization’s decision to cut veteran kicker Ryan Longwell and draft Blair Walsh, who made the Pro Bowl as a rookie this year.

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