Saints reportedly fire three assistant coaches _lowres

New Orleans Saints wide receivers coach Henry Ellard runs drills during training camp at their NFL football training facility in Metairie, La., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Saints coach Sean Payton has begun following through on the changes he promised after his team went 7-9 in 2014 and missed the playoffs.

New Orleans is parting ways with wide receiver coach Henry Ellard and tight end coach Terry Malone, the NFL Network reported. The Saints did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the report filed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

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