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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints and suspended coach Sean Payton will indeed be together again next season as the bounty scandal fades into history and the bid to win a second Super Bowl resumes.
Payton has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension, according to two people familiar with the deal.
The people told The Associated Press about the deal Friday night on condition of anonymity because it hasn’t been signed and final details regarding the length of the contract and financial compensation are still being worked out.
“Very happy it is official,” Brees said in an email to the AP. “Never had any doubts.”
Payton was due to begin his seventh season as the Saints’ head coach in 2012 before being suspended for the whole season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the NFL’s bounty investigation.
Payton signed an extension in 2011 that would have kept him in New Orleans through 2015, but Goodell objected to certain language in that deal, leaving Payton’...
BEST OF MAXIM
It was easy to see that the Saints missed Sean Payton as soon as the 2012 season started. They lost four games in a row, and even after finishing the season 7-4, couldn’t recoup from their horrid start to make the playoffs.
The team extended Payton on Friday and honored their suspended head coach by wearing visors in their 2012 team photo. Payton is known to rock the visor on the...
Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints have agreed on a five-year contract extension reports various news outlets. The details of the deal have not been announced but it is expected to be similar to the one the NFL disapproved earlier this year.
“Very happy that it is offical. Never had any doubts though,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in a text message to the New Orleans...
MAKE THAT MONEY
Sean Payton and the Saints agreed to a new contract, and reports say it will make him the highest-paid coach in the league.
Don't lie, even if you were sold on there being no doubt Sean Payton would return as the coach of the Saints, a small part of you was nervous. I know I was. As much as you want to talk about loyalty, or not leaving the Saints in this condition, eventually Sean Payton will leave. He'll either get too old, he'll get fired, he'll decide to leave on his own terms... one...
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...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the new contract that Saints head coach Sean Payton just signed is believed to be worth over $8 million per season. The deal is for a total of five seasons.
Just filed to ESPN: Sean Payton contract extension believed worth more than $8 million each of five years; likely highest-paid coach in NFL
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) December 29, 2012
Sean Payton has agreed to a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Details have not come out about the price tag of the deal, but the length is for five years, per ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
The NFL suspended Payton for the entire 2012 season after the league’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty scandal.
After staring the season with...
The 2012 NFL regular season schedule has come to a close, something that couldn’t have happened soon enough for the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans struggled through a tough season that was filled with distractions. Bountygate, interim head coaches and one of the league’s worst defenses were all issues plaguing the Saints this season. New Orleans was able to ink a deal with head...
Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints reportedly have agreed on a contract that will keep the head coach with the team for the next few years, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter says the deal is for five years, while CBS Sports’ Mike Freeman says the compensation is in the ballpark of Bill Belichick’s $7.5 million salary per season.
There had been...
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
The only other...
Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that the New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton have “agreed in principle” on a five-year contract.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds that the deal is similar to the deal that the two sides agreed upon last year and will keep him in New Orleans through the 2017 season.
The deal should be finalized once Payton’s suspension is lifted...