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Saints hire former Miami special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi

Saints hire former Miami special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi
Published On: Mon, Feb 11
Nov 13, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; Miami Dolphins assistant head coach Darren Rizzi (R) talks to wide receiver Jakeem Grant (19) during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

TheA New Orleans SaintsA signed longtime Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi to perform the same role in New Orleans.

Rizzi, who has coached special teams with the Dolphins since the 2010 season, interviewed for the Dolphins head coaching position after the team fired Adam Gase. Miami hired Brian Flores instead, prompting Rizzi to look elsewhere. The Saints announced Rizzia€™s hire Monday (Feb. 11).

The Saints shook up their special teams staff when they decided to fire coordinator Bradford Banta and allowed Kevin Oa€™Deaa€™s contract to expire after the 2018 season. Mike Westhoff, who was the de facto special teams coordinator, toldA NOLA.comA | The Times-Picayune that he decided to retire.

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