The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign DC Dennis Allen to a new deal to keep him in New Orleans, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Allen had emerged as a potential candidate for the same position in Cincinnati in recent days, but will instead stay on HC Sean Payton’s staff.
Allen, 46, began his coaching career at Texans A&M as a graduate assistant back in 1996. He took his first NFL coaching position with the Falcons as their defensive quality control coordinator in 2002 before working for the Saints and Broncos.
The Raiders hired Allen as their head coach in 2012 and he spent three years in the position before he was fired. Allen returned to the Saints in 2015 and was promoted to defensive coordinator later that season.
In 2018, the Saints’ defense ranked No. 14 in total yards allowed, No. 14 in points allowed, No. 2 in rushing yards allowed and No. 29 in passing yards allowed.