Found November 07, 2012 on
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There must be something about NFL free agency and the name Payton -- phonetically speaking, that is.
First, the Indianapolis Colts cut quarterback Peyton Manning earlier this year, creating a free-agent frenzy the likes of which NFL has never seen. Now, reports have surfaced that Sean Peyton, on league-imposed sabbatical from his position as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, could rival his namesake as a coaching free agent after the league voided a contract that the Saints had submitted to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's office for approval.
Last Sunday Goodell visited Atlanta, ostensibly to promote the building of a new stadium for the Falcons, who, coincidentally, were playing the Dallas Cowboys, when Goodell was peppered with questions about Payton (the coach, not the quarterback) and his potential status as a free agent.
"The one contract that was sent into us, I told them what the issue was," Goodell said. "Now, it's up to the team and Sean Payto...
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In nullifying Sean Payton's contract, Roger Goodell may have actually been rewarding Payton while simultaneously punishing the New Orleans Saints in a big way. There's been a lot of talk about Payton moving to the Cowboys at the conclusion of his suspension, and while I'm not sure he'll leave New Orleans, the whole situation does give him a great deal of leverage...
In the latest episode of “Football Nation Today,” Alex gives his take on the biggest stories around the NFL:1st Down: With the league at its halfway point, Alex addresses a series of questions that have been debated on the show over the past couple of weeks:*Do the undefeated Falcons get enough respect?*Do the Cowboys or Eagles have a legitimate chance at resurrecting their seasons...
The New Orleans Saints have received permission from the NFL to work out a new contract with suspended coach Sean Payton, according to a New Orleans Times-Picayune report. Despite being barred from speaking with the team during his suspension for the team's bounty scandal, the two sides can communicate regarding his contract situation, the paper said. If the two sides can...
The New Orleans Saints are in an utter state of disarray, much like the Dallas Cowboys. And after the latest news of Sean Payton's voided contract with the Saints, the successful head coach could be heading from one broken franchise to another.
The rumors about Payton's defection to Dallas has often been referenced, but given the sort of success Payton had...
Mickey Loomis, New Orleans Saints general manager, went back to work on Tuesday after serving his eight game suspension, and although he has lots to do, one of the first things he did was look over suspended coach Sean Payton’s contract. Loomis said [...]
Sean Payton could haunt Jason Garrett in Dallas.
Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by to explain if the pass rush we say against Philly is real, can running game stay consistent, and can the defense learn to tackle. Ralph then explains why a freak out over Sean Payton leaving is not warranted. Also it's Atlanta week which means let's bath in warm warm hatred.
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