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Suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton will be back with the Saints next season and beyond.
Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that both sides came to an agreement Friday.
Details are not yet known other that a reported five-year deal, but it's a good sign that the Saints are ready to start the rebuilding process and fallout recovery from the bounty scandal.
Payton's future was uncertain in New Orleans due to questions about his contract, and now that is out of the way for the foreseeable future.
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The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday that coach Sean Payton and the team have an agreement in principle to a multi-year contract extension. The deal is for five years, according to multiple reports. "I am pleased that Sean Payton will be our head coach for a long time," Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement. "Now we can focus our attention on building...
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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
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