Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 11/29/12

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The NFL and New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton’s agent are hammering out an agreement that will allow Payton to negotiate a contract extension with the Saints, per Adam Schefter. “I will make this comment: This team loves Sean. Sean loves this team. This city loves Sean. And Sean loves this city. So I think that’s a tough combination to beat,” said interim head coach Joe Vitt, via the Shreveport Times. Payton already has a Super Bowl championship in New Orleans and getting the coach to stay in New Orleans is high on the team’s offseason priority list. There’s been a lot of speculation that the Cowboys could have interest in Payton if he were to become available, but from every indication, the Saints intend on preventing that from even being a possibility.
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