Aaron Glenn joins New Orleans Saints as secondary coach, per report

Cleveland Browns assistant secondary coach Aaron Glenn, Photo by ClevelandBrowns.com
Cleveland Browns assistant secondary coach Aaron Glenn, Photo by ClevelandBrowns.com /

Aaron Glenn, former All-Pro cornerback, is reportedly joining the New Orleans Saints as their newest secondary coach.

Remember Aaron Glenn?  The longtime cornerback, who entered the NFL via the first round of the 1994 NFL Draft by way of Texas A&M, finished his playing career for the New Orleans Saints.

During his 15-year career, Aaron Glenn played for the New York Jets (1994-01), Houston Texans (2002-04), Dallas Cowboys (2005-06), Jacksonville Jaguars (2007), and the Saints in 2008.

Glenn was a pro personnel scout for the Jets in 2012 and a college area scout in 2013.  The three-time Pro Bowl and All-Pro selection (1997-98 with Jets, 2002 with Texans) was an assistant secondary coach for the Cleveland Browns the last two seasons.

With an impressive college and pro playing resume, on top of efforts to help lead a stout secondary in Cleveland in 2014, Aaron Glenn is an ideal fit for the Saints secondary, a unit that has struggled tremendously as of late.  Not to mention, he already has a relationship with head coach Sean Payton and the Saints organization.

Following Wesley McGriff’s departure to Auburn as their new defensive assistant, it was a short waiting game to see who New Orleans would decide on to lead the secondary.

The New Orleans Saints have also reportedly added former Miami Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell to their staff as assistant head coach/tight ends, as well as Joe Lombardi (quarterbacks), who returns to the Big Easy following a two-year stint as the Detroit Lions offensive coordinator.

The Saints are making moves, and from the looks of it, they mean business.  There will likely be much more to come.  Keep an eye out on what happens with current assistant head coach/linebackers Joe Vitt.  He could be a goner very soon.