Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 12/28/12
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Sean Payton has agreed to a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. Details have not come out about the price tag of the deal, but the length is for five years, per ESPN’s Adam Shefter. The NFL suspended Payton for the entire 2012 season after the league’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty scandal. After staring the season with a record of 0-4, New Orleans has won seven of its last 11 games and would end the year on a three-game winning streak at .500 with a win on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Photo Credit: Redskins.com Assistant Joe Vitt has helped to lead the team to a 5-4 record since taking over as the interim coach in October. However, star signal-caller Drew Brees has been arguably the biggest difference in the turn-around, as he currently leads the league with 4,781 yards and 39 touchdowns through the air this year.  He’s tossed seven TD passed to no INTs in the past two games. In his previous six seasons with the Saints,...
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