Sean Payton’s 2016 coaching staff will reportedly include a couple of assistants who didn’t finish the 2015 season in the same jobs they had when it got underway.
Dan Campbell made the move from Dolphins tight ends coach to interim head coach, but didn’t get the job on a permanent basis after going 5-7 in the wake of Joe Philbin’s dismissal. There were a few teams interested in bringing him to their staff, but Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports that the Saints have ended his brief unemployment.
Per Triplett, Campbell will be assistant head coach in addition to serving as tight ends coach. Current tight ends coach Dan Roushar is expected to remain on the staff in a different position.
Campbell got bumped up during the season, but Joe Lombardi’s year went in the other direction. He was fired as the Lions’ offensive coordinator during the season and Triplett reports he’ll return to his previous job as the Saints’ quarterbacks coach. Mike Neu had been in that position, but left to become the head coach at Ball State.
Longtime NFL cornerback Aaron Glenn is also heading to New Orleans to serve as a secondary coach. Glenn, who wrapped up his playing career with the Saints in 2008, was an assistant secondary coach in Cleveland the last two years.