Multiple league sources say Jeff Ireland taking over college scouting & Rick Reiprish promoted to director of player personnel... (1 of 2)— Lyons Yellin WWL-TV (@LyonsYellin) January 20, 2015
Fan who caught winning Seattle TD ball turned down $20,000 --> http://t.co/eD3pxPTprr— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) January 20, 2015
Vic Fangio has decided to join John Fox's staff in Chicago. Skins were very interested. Fangio made his decision today— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 20, 2015
Just spoke with Lael Collins says he feels comfortable playing guard or tackle. Says he has not met with Saints yet.— Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) January 20, 2015
I wonder if Mickey pops a chubby every time he gets to troll the local legits by pleading ignorance to a national report.— Fred DiBiase (@moosedenied) January 20, 2015
FWIW, #Saints GM Mickey Loomis in Mobile declines to confirm Jeff Ireland report. "Don't know what you're talking about."— Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) January 20, 2015
Jeff Ireland was in middle of Incognito/Martin scandal in Miami. Bad data point. But as college scout all he has to do is evaluate talent— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) January 20, 2015
#Saints bringing in experienced talent from other programs, fulfilling promise to make changes throughout organization ...— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) January 20, 2015
Not sure what roles will be for Jeff Ireland, current college scouting director Rick Reiprish. Perhaps one promoted into Ryan Pace old role?— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) January 20, 2015
Told last week change on Saints' defensive staff was coming. Rob Ryan will be staring at his replacement in Dennis Allen if no change in '15— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) January 20, 2015
Worth noting Rob Ryan is in the final year of his contract. Dennis Allen has a path to DC promotion next year if Ryan isn't retained— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) January 20, 2015
Why do the NFL refs not have a pressure gauge to check all footballs. It would take approximately two seconds per ball to check the pressure— mark schlereth (@markschlereth) January 20, 2015
I'm not sure what deflated footballs has to do with getting your butt physically whipped— mark schlereth (@markschlereth) January 20, 2015
Deflated ball investigation began with D'Qwell Jackson's interception http://t.co/aFTv3DoZdg— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 20, 2015
Can't believe we got Dennis Allen back. That is huge for the defense— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) January 20, 2015
Sources: Ex-Dolphins GM to take over Saints college scouting
With Ireland in charge of scouting, the Saints would move Rick Reiprish to director of player personnel. He would replace Ryan Pace, who recently was hired by the Chicago Bears.
Ranking Saints needs: No. 1 cornerback - ESPN
In Mike Triplett's ranking of the Saints top needs, cornerback comes out on top again as Keenan Lewis needs some help on the opposite side.
Report: Jeff Ireland joining Saints personnel department | ProFootballTalk
Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said he didn’t know what reporters were talking about when asked about Schefter’s report. Loomis, who is in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, is expected to have an extended chat with the media later this week.
New Orleans Saints have staff vacancies as Senior Bowl week gets under way | NOLA.com
Director of college scouting Rick Reiprish said there had been no immediate change in responsibilities after the front-office departures.
Dennis Allen joins Saints’ staff | ProFootballTalk
Dennis Allen, who was fired after four games as the Raiders' head coach last year, has found a new job. Allen will join the Saints' staff, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. This will be Allen's second stint as a Saints assistant.
New Orleans Saints hiring Dennis Allen in senior defensive role, according to report | NOLA.com
Allen was an assistant coach with the Saints from 2006-2010. He was fired by the Raiders after going 8-28 in parts of three seasons.
Deflated ball investigation began after Colts interception | ProFootballTalk
You can thank D'Qwell Jackson for sparking Deflate-gate. According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, the investigation into whether the Patriots intentionally deflated the footballs in play in Saturday's AFC Championship game began when Jackson intercepted a Tom Brady pass in the second quarter.
Tony Verna, inventor of instant replay, dies at 81 | ProFootballTalk
You've probably never heard of Tony Verna. But he's one of the most influential men in the history of football. Verna, who died on Sunday at the age of 81, was a young producer for CBS Sports when he got a brilliant idea for the network's television coverage of the 1963 Army-Navy Game: He would s...