Sean Payton shared some positive news on his recovery from the novel coronavirus. Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is on the mend after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and is “feeling a lot better.”

Payton shared the good news of his recovery during an appearance with WWL Radio, as shared by Jeff Duncan of The Athletic. Duncan noted that Payton was tested a week ago Monday and received his results the next Thursday. As of today, he is 10 days removed from when his symptoms first began.

The NFL took steps on Tuesday to further protect its players, coaches, executives and other employees when it closed all team facilities, barring a few exceptions, until at least April 8, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At this time, the NFL draft is still scheduled to take place April 23-25, but there is some talk now that it will be next to impossible for the league to begin on time later this year.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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Can you name every head coach in the history of the New Orleans Saints?

The current coach had his tenure interrupted for a year in which there were two different acting Head Coaches.

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1967–1970
Tom Fears
1970–1972
J.D. Roberts
1973–1975
John North
1975
Ernie Hefferle
1976–1977
Hank Stram
1978–1980
Dick Nolan
1980
Dick Stanfel
1981–1985
Bum Phillips
1985
Wade Phillips
1986–1996
Jim E. Mora
1996
Rick Venturi
1997–1999
Mike Ditka
2000–2005
Jim Haslett
2006–2011
Sean Payton
2012
Aaron Kromer
2012
Joe Vitt
2013–
Sean Payton

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