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Saints part ways with co-DC Kris Richard

This comes after the teams' other co-DC, Ryan Nielsen, was hired by the Atlanta Falcons.

NEW ORLEANS — The Saints have parted ways with co-defensive coordinator Kris Richard, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

This move comes recently after the team's other co-DC,  Ryan Nielsen, took the DC job for the Atlanta Falcons.

While the Saints finished 7-10 in the 2022 season and failed to make the playoffs for the second consecutive year, their defense was a strong unit, ranked no. 8 in defensive DVOA by Football Outsiders.

On Tuesday, the Saints traded former head coach Sean Payton to the Denver Broncos for a 2023-first-round pick and other future assets. Payton coached the Saints from 2006-2021 and brought the franchise their lone Super Bowl win in the 2009 season.

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