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With all the rumors that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton could sign with the Dallas Cowboys now that he’s technically a free agent head coach, the Saints aren’t worried about him leaving. Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he would be shocked if Payton bolts. “I’d be shocked if he wasn’t here next year,” Brees said after practice Wednesday. “I have not even thought for a second that he wouldn’t be here, honestly.” Brees also says you can’t count on what “sources” say. “We also know how the whole sources thing works, don’t we?” Brees said. “Sources can pretty much say whatever you want them to say because you never really have to be accountable for it. Like I said, I’m not worried.” Other Saints players agree with Brees. “What everybody thinks is that Sean will be back,” Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins said. “For right now, Sean Payton is our head coach. Just like a player has a contract that has to work out, there’s going to be negotiations and that whole si
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Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes that Saints DE Will Smith and LB Jonathan Vilma are the “most likely veterans to be released” as the team will have to begin shedding some salary during the upcoming offseason.
Triplett adds that both players could end up renegotiating their salaries to remain with the team.
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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Saints punter and kickoff specialist Thomas Morstead prepared for the 2012 season as if it would be his audition for a new contract.
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Regardless of the allure the Dallas Cowboys or some other franchises might have for a coach a successful who commands top dollar, Drew Brees cannot envision Sean Payton coaching anywhere but New Orleans next season.
Brees said he does not believe money is what motivates Payton as much as the pride he takes in what he has built with the Saints, and the desire to parlay his accomplishments...
Last week: 16 (-1)
Net points per drive: 0.14 (12th)
DVOA: -1.3% (15th)
Weighted DVOA: 1.5% (14th)
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New Orleans Saints (6-8) at Dallas Cowboys (8-6)
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IRVING, Texas Under different circumstances, this could've been an incredibly awkward week for Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett. Had the Cowboys not turned their season around by winning five out of six games, including three straight in December, this week would've been all about exiled Saints head coach Sean Payton.
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