payton_urgencyThe Saints head coach dismisses the notion that his return to coaching means the New Orleans Saints will instantly regain their playoff form of 2011.

The New Orleans Saints have placed linebackers Will Smith and Chris Chamberlain and receiver Joseph Morgan on injured reserve, designated linebacker Victor Butler as physically unable to perform and cut three players.

The New Orleans Saints will likely open the regular season with outside linebackers who are unfamiliar with coordinator Rob Ryan's new defense.

What has been a point of emphasis for the 43-year-old has been his opening game each season as a head coach. Bielema is 7-0 in season openers.

The San Francisco 49ers traded linebacker Parys Haralson to the Saints on Monday to fill a big need for New Orleans, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

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