Tidligere WR, coach gennem 12 år og Rams rekordholder Henry Ellard er blevet ansat som Saints’ WR coach.
Ansættelsen blev offentliggjort af HC Sean Payton som udtalte følgende:
“We conducted a thorough search to fill the wide receivers coaching position after Curtis Johnson accepted the head coaching position at Tulane. Henry Ellard is one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of the NFL and has gone onto a successful career as an assistant coach, first at his alma mater, then with the St. Louis Rams and most recently with the New York Jets. He’s worked in a variety of different systems and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our coaching staff. We’re excited to have him and know that he will be a teacher, a leader and an asset to the New Orleans Saints.”
Henry Ellard er tidligere valgt til Pro Bow 3 gange som WR (1984, 1988, 1989). Hans karriere som spiller i nfl tæller 814 receptions for 13,777 yards og 65 touchdowns. Han er desuden tidligere rekordholder for Rams med career receptions (593), receiving yards (9,761), 100-yard games (26), punt return average (11.3), og total offense (11,663).
I 1994 modtog han 1,397 receiving yards, blot 102 yards kortere end selveste Jerry Rice.