(Sports Network) - Soon-to-be suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton could reportedly meet with Bill Parcells about the possibility of the two-time Super Bowl winner taking over in New Orleans on an interim basis.
Payton was suspended for the entire 2012 season for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal. The club has yet to name an interim head coach and the reason might be Parcells.
Both the NFL Network and ESPN have reported that Parcells could potentially return to the sideline in Payton's absence. Parcells worked as a television analyst this year after leaving his position as the head of football operations with the Miami Dolphins.
Payton was a key member of Parcells' staff with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003-05 before becoming head coach of the Saints in 2006.
According to the reports, the two could talk this week at the owners' meetings in Florida.
Payton's suspension is set to begin April 1. He could still appeal the penalty.
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