Broncos poach scouting director from Saints

Sean Payton is adding a familiar name to the Denver Broncos’ peronnel department.

The Broncos are hiring former New Orleans Saints assistant college scouting director Cody Rager, NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill first reported Sunday. The news has since been confirmed by multiple outlets.

Denver isn’t firing anyone to make room for Rager. Instead, the club has created a new role for him as the team’s vice president of player personnel.

Payton and Rager worked together in New Orleans from 2015-2021. Rager started as an area scout before being promoted to a national scout and eventually becoming the Saints’ assistant college scouting director.

John Sigler of Saints Wire described Rager’s departure as “an impactful loss” in New Orleans. Rager will now team up with general manager George Paton in Denver as the Broncos begin preparing for free agency and the NFL draft later this spring.

At the time of publication, the Broncos have not parted ways with any coaches or executives so far this offseason. Rager is the first addition.

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Story originally appeared on Broncos Wire