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Bears block Vikings request to interview coach for defensive coordinator job

The Chicago Bears have denied the Vikings permission to interview their defensive backs coach for their defensive coordinator position. According to the Chicago Tribune, Leslie Frazier wanted to talk with Jon Hoke about the job, but the Bears wouldn't allow it. Hoke still has a year left on his contract.
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The Chicago Bears have denied the Vikings permission to interview their defensive backs coach for their defensive coordinator position. According to the Chicago Tribune, Leslie Frazier wanted to talk with Jon Hoke about the job, but the Bears wouldn't allow it. Hoke still has a year left on his contract.

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