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Saints assistant WR coach Carter Sheridan leaves for Tulane

METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints have one more vacancy to fill on their coaching staff after assistant wide receivers coach Carter Sheridan officially left to become the receivers coach at Tulane.

Sheridan is rejoining Tulane coach Curtis Johnson, with whom he worked closely when Johnson was the Saints' receivers coach from 2006-11.

Sheridan was with the Saints organization for 11 years, starting out as an intern in the marketing department in 2004 before he made the transition to the coaching staff.

"Carter Sheridan was my assistant at the Saints and I promised him a job when I came here [but the Saints] were in the playoffs too long. ... When the opening was here, I was going to get Carter here," Johnson said, according to NOLA.com.

The Saints previously decided to part ways with receivers coach Henry Ellard, tight ends coach Terry Malone and assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis. They have not yet announced any replacements -- though ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported last month that the Saints have brought back former secondary coach and former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen in a senior assistant role.

One potential candidate that makes sense for the receiver coach vacancy is John Morton, who remains unaffiliated after serving under Jim Harbaugh as the San Francisco 49ers' receivers coach. Morton spent one year as an offensive assistant on Sean Payton's first staff with the Saints in 2006 before he left to become USC's receivers coach and later USC's offensive coordinator.