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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Saints lose Kromer to Bears

By Pat Yasinskas

The drama that’s been following the New Orleans Saints for the last 10 months hasn’t stopped.

The latest development is that the team lost a valued member of its coaching staff. Adam Schefter reported that offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will be the new offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in Chicago.

Kromer was highly respected by the Saints and that was reinforced when he was named the interim head coach for the first six games of the season. Although the Saints started off 0-4, Kromer drew wide praise for keeping the team together during some difficult circumstances.

Kromer’s contract expired after the season. Although general manager Mickey Loomis said new contracts were offered to the coaches whose contracts had expired, the opportunity to be a coordinator for new Chicago coach Marc Trestman apparently was too tempting for Kromer.

When coach Sean Payton returns from suspension after the Super Bowl, one of his first tasks will be to find a replacement for Kromer.