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Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is reporting several coaching changes for the New Orleans Saints.

Ellard throws one out before the game against Atlanta in the Dome.
Ellard throws one out before the game against Atlanta in the Dome.
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Ian reports per source: a parting of the ways with WR coach Henry Ellard and TE coach Terry Malone.

Also reporting the firing of assistant DB coach Andre Curtis. No word on DB coach Wesley McGriff, the secondary coach who is rumored to be going to Vanderbilt. Of note is the difference in wording here, between a parting of the ways and firing.

The big question right now is the fate of DC Rob Ryan. Is Sean planning on keeping Rob and perhaps surrounding him with better personnel. The fact is Sean Payton is serious about making changes after the disastrous 2014 season. Terry Malone has been with the saints since the beginning of Payton's tenure in 2006. Several other position coaches jobs could be in jeopardy. The offensive line, defensive line, linebackers coaching, and special teams, all must be getting a hard look this off season.