Originally written December 28, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:
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New Orleans Saints fans can now breathe a big sigh of relief. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Saints and head coach Sean Payton have agreed in principle on a new contract. I’m reporting the Saints and Sean Payton have “agreed in principle” to a new contract extension to remain head coach of the Saints — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) December 29, 2012 The only other team that Payton may have been willing to coach was the Dallas Cowboys.  But with Jason Garrett’s job safe for at least next season, it made the most sense for him to remain in New Orleans. UPDATE:  Payton’s new deal is for five years, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.     Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })(); sr_adspace_id = 1000005525107; sr_adspace_width = 300; sr_adspace_height = 250; sr_ad_new_window = true; sr_adspace_type = "graphic";
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