Ravens hire Leslie Frazier to coach secondary


The Ravens hired former Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier to coach their secondary Friday.

Frazier was the Vikings head coach from 2011-13. He spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator for the Buccaneers.

Frazier becomes the second hire for the Ravens from Lovie Smith’s staff with the Buccaneers. Joe Cullen was hired as defensive line coach earlier Friday.

The Ravens are shuffling their defensive staff after linebackers coach Ted Monachino left to become the Colts defensive coordinator. Ravens defensive line coach Clarence Brooks is battling cancer, and the secondary has struggled the last two seasons.

Frazier joins offensive coordinator Marc Trestman and quarterbacks coach Marty Mornhinweg as former head coaches now working under John Harbaugh with the Ravens.