Saints Losing Assistant Coach
The New Orleans Saints are apparently going to have another opening on their coaching staff.
ESPN's Adam Shefter reported on Sunday that the New York Jets are planning to hire current Saints wide receiver coach John Morton as their new offensive coordinator.
The 47-year old Morton, has spent the last two seasons wit the Saints, serving as receivers coach, after spending three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers in the same position.
A native of Auburn Hills, Michigan, Morton first joined the Saints in 2006 as an offensive assistant, prior to leaving for USC, where he served as the Trojans' receivers coach from 2007-2008, and then offensive coordinator from 2009-2010.
With Morton's pending departure, the Saints also need to find replacements for defensive line coach Bill Johnson, linebackers coach Joe Vitt, and special teams coordinator Greg McMahon, as well as defensive assistant/linebacker coach James Willis and assistant special teams coach Stan Kwan.