Two More New Orleans Saints Coaches Out for Panthers Game Due to Coronavirus Protocol

A general view during an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)(Tyler Kaufman | AP)

The New Orleans Saints will be coaching without two more assistants for Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers, putting eight of the Saints’ 25 listed coaches unavailable for their Week 2 game because of COVID-19 protocols.

Defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen and pass rush specialist Brian Young will not be making the trip to Charlotte due to COVID-19 protocols, the team announced. Those two are the first defensive coaches to be placed in isolation this week.

On the flip side, offensive line coach Brendan Nugent will be making the trip after all, the team announced.

With Nielsen and Young out and Nugent back in, the Saints will now be without eight coaches for Sunday.

The full list is receivers coach Curtis Johnson, tight ends coach Dan Roushar, running backs coach Joel Thomas, offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, special teams assistant Phil Galiano, Nielsen and Young.

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SOURCE: NOLA.com, Amie Just