A third consecutive 7-9 finish has prompted New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to make major changes to his staff.
The Saints on Thursday fired assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Vitt, defensive line coach Bill Johnson, linebackers coach James Willis, special teams coordinator Greg McMahon and assistant special teams coach Stan Kwan, according to a report by The Sporting News.
The five are among several assistants who have been with Payton for most of his time in New Orleans. Vitt and McMahon had been members of the staff since Payton was hired in 2006.
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