Leslie Frazier to Be Hired as Ravens Secondary Coach

Joseph ZuckerFeatured Columnist

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 1: Defensive Coordinator Leslie Frazier of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers works out during the first day of Training Camp at the University of South Florida on August 1, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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Leslie Frazier has reportedly reached an agreement to become the secondary coach for the Baltimore Ravens, according to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley. The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec initially reported the agreement was in place. 

On Thursday, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot reported Frazier was among the candidates the Cleveland Browns were considering for their opening at defensive coordinator.

Frazier became available last week after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers declined his option for the 2016 season. Tampa Bay finished 25th in both yards allowed and points allowed in 2014. The Bucs improved to 10th in total defense in 2015, but they took a slight step backward in scoring defense, falling to 26th.

Frazier's record is a bit of a mixed bag. In his 11 years as a head coach or defensive coordinator, his teams have cracked the top 10 in yards allowed four times, while only once did they boast a top-10 scoring defense. Particularly concerning is the fact his teams have combined to finish with the 22nd-best pass defense on average.

Given his wealth of experience on the sidelines, the Ravens are smart to bring in Frazier in this capacity. 

Note: All coaching stats are courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.