Nielsen joins Falcons as defensive coordinator
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A prominent Saints assistant coach is joining the team’s biggest rival. Ryan Nielsen is leaving the Saints to become the Falcons defenisive coordinator.
Nielsen joined the Saints staff in 2017 as defensive line coach where he developed several players. He was promoted to assistant head coach under Sean Payton then co-defensive coordinator last season under Dennis Allen.
The team’s other co-defensive coordinator has interviewed with other clubs as well. Nielsen is the second coach to leave the staff this offseason. The team reportedly parted ways with tight ends coach and run game coordinator, Dan Roushar.
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