Saints let go of special teams coaches Bradford Banta, Kevin O'Dea, expected to hire Darren Rizzi (1 Viewer)

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By Nick Underhill | The Advocate

New Orleans is moving on from its special teams staff.

The team is parting ways with special teams coordinator Bradford Banta and assistant Kevin O'Dea, a source confirmed. Mike Westhoff also will not return. Former Dolphins special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi is expected to join the Saints to run their special teams.

The NFL Network first reported this news.

New Orleans seemingly performed well on special teams throughout the season, ranking well in many special teams categories. Westhoff was also credited with noticing a tendency within the Philadelphia defense that allowed New Orleans to run a fake punt against the Eagles during the playoffs.

Rizzi joined the Dolphins as the special teams coordinator in 2010 and also assumed the role of assistant head coach in 2017. He interviewed to be Miami's head coach this offseason before the team hired Brian Flores. ...

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