Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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An agreement forged nearly two weeks ago between the Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton became a reality on Wednesday evening when New Orleans made their Super Bowl-winning coach the highest paid coach in the league. Payton's new contract runs through the 2017 season and will pay him more than $8 million per season, according to the Time Picayune. General manager Mickey Loomis said the contract had been signed and submitted to the league. "I am excited that we have finalized this contract with Sean," Saints Owner Tom Benson said in a release. "He has been a great leader for our organization. He and Mickey (Loomis) have built a foundation of success as they have built the roster. We have already begun preparations for the 2013 season and I look forward to getting Sean back in the building as soon as possible, as I know our fans do as well." Payton has compiled a regular-season record of 62-34 in six seasons with the Saints. He was suspended for the 2012 season for hi...
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