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New Orleans Saints lose another coach to Jacksonville Jaguars


Assistant special teams coordinator John Bonamego has decided to move on as the Jacksonville Jaguars full time special teams coordinator under new head coach Mike Mularkey.

Bonamego makes the second Saints coach in as many days to make the transition to the re-building Jaguars.

Yesterday Saints secondary coach Tony Oden accept the same role with Jacksonville. It’s unclear if Oden would have returned to New Orleans to direct the secondary for a second consecutive year.

Last season the Saints ranked 30th against the pass under Oden, and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams decided to join his good friend Jeff Fisher with the St. Louis Rams.

Williams was replaced rather quickly as the Saints came to an agreement with Steve Spagnuolo to become their new defensive coordinator.

Ironically it was Spagnuolo’s firing as head coach of the Rams that prompted the hiring of Fisher, and thus the departure of Williams.

Bonamego is a longtime NFL assistant, and along with a previous stint with the Jaguars from 1999-2002, he has also worked for the Packers and Dolphins before joining the Saints staff prior to the 2011 season.