Bears interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier for head coach, Chiefs executive Ryan Poles for general manager


(670 The Score) The Bears interviewed a pair of candidates Friday as their searches for a new head coach and general manager continued.

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Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier met with the Bears to discuss their head coach opening, while Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles interviewed for the general manager role.

Frazier, 62, has been Buffalo's defensive coordinator and assistant head coach since 2017. He led a Bills defense that ranked first in both scoring and yardage this season.

Frazier served as the Vikings' head coach from 2010-'13, recording a 21-32-1 record over four seasons before being fired. He led Minnesota to one playoff appearance, with that coming in 2012.

Frazier played five NFL seasons from 1981-'85, all with the Bears. He was a starting cornerback on the 1985 Bears team that won the Super Bowl.

Poles, 36, has spent his entire 13-year NFL career with the Chiefs. He has worked in multiple roles with Kansas City since joining the organization in 2009.

Poles was the Chiefs' director of college scouting in 2017, when the team traded up to select quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the No. 10 overall pick. Mahomes has since earned Pro Bowl honors four times, won the MVP award in 2018 and led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl championship in the 2019 season.

The Chiefs host the Bills on Sunday in an AFC divisional round matchup.

The Bears have interviewed 11 candidates for general manager: Poles, former Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, 49ers director of personnel Ran Carthon, Patriots consultant Eliot Wolf, Colts assistant general manager Ed Dodds, Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen, Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort, Browns vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook, Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland.

Schoen was hired by the Giants on Friday as their general manager. Dodds withdrew his name from consideration from the Bears on Wednesday, according to a report from NFL Media. That came two days after he met with Chicago's search team.

The Bears have also interviewed eight candidates for head coach: Frazier, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores and former Eagles coach Doug Pederson.

The Bears are set to conduct a second interview with Eberflus on Monday.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.