Nick Underhill of the Advocate reports that the Saints have recently extended the contract of assistant GM Jeff Ireland, who was in the final year of his current deal.
Underhill mentions that Ireland has been a key figure in helping the Saints get things turned around this year.
NFL teams can still contact Ireland regarding potential GM positions, but it appears as though there’s a good chance he’ll remain in New Orleans for the foreseeable future.
Ireland began his NFL career as a scout back in 1994. He later took a scouting position with the Chiefs before moving on and joining the Cowboys’scouting department in 2001.
Ireland was eventually promoted VP of college and pro scouting before he took the Dolphins general manager position. After a year as a draft consultant for the Seahawks, the Saints hired him as their assistant GM and college scouting director in 2015.