Former Assistant Returning To Saints?
Could an assistant coach on the New Orleans Saints' 2009 Super Bowl team be returning to the team?
Curtis Johnson, who was with the Saints as wide receivers coach from 2006-11, including the 2009 season, when the franchise won Super Bowl XLIV, is leaving his job with the Chicago Bears.
Obviously, this doesn't necessarily mean Johnson is heading back to New Orleans, or that the two sides are even interested in a reunion, but it sure does seem like a good fit.
The Saints are looking to fill the wide receivers coach position, who is reportedly accepting the job as offensive coordinator of the New York Jets.
A native of Laplace, Johnson left the Saints after the 2011 season to become the head coach of the Tulane Green Wave, where he guided his team to a 15-34 record over four years, including an appearance in the 2013 New Orleans Bowl, where they fell to Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns, 24-21.
The 55-year old Johnson, who spent one season with the Bears, was given an opportunity to return to the team.
Mike Nolan has taken over as linebackers coach, leaving the Saints with still five openings on their staff.