The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday that they have hired Michigan State offensive coordinator Dan Roushar as their new running backs coach.
Roushar was with Michigan State since 2007. He worked his way up from an offensive line coach to offensive coordinator in 2011. He has worked in the college ranks for 28 years.
In addition, the Saints announced that Bret Ingalls, who had been running backs coach since 2009, will become the team's new offensive line coach. He had coached New Orleans' running back since 2009.
Prior to coming to the Saints, Ingalls was also a longtime coach in college, most recently at Northwestern. Much of his experience involved coaching the offensive line. Ingalls and Payton worked together at San Diego State in 1989.
In other NFL news:
* New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski told the team's web site that he is no longer wearing a cast on his broken left forearm, which he reinjured during the team's playoff win over Houston. He's begun rehabilitation. Gronkowski said he is "getting it better, getting it stronger, getting it totally healthy now. Just taking it day by day, basically, with the rehab. Week by week. Once I'm 100 percent healthy, I'm definitely going to grind, hit it, hit the upper body, get stronger, and get ready for the season."