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Saints | Sean Payton staying in New Orleans

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:48:15 -0800

New Orleans head coach Sean Payton will remain with the team in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: It's big news for the offense, but he can't suit up and catch passes or run the football. QB Drew Brees is aging, and his shoulder was an issue this year. He needs weapons around him. His fantasy stock as an upper-middle QB has little upside until that happens.

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Saints | GM hoping to keep Sean Payton

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:31:06 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will be recruited to stay by general manager Mickey Loomis, or the team will try to drive up the price to acquire him.

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Saints | Sean Payton interested in two teams

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 11:49:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has privately discussed his interest in an opening with the San Diego Chargers, and he's also let it be known that he's interested in the San Francisco 49ers head coaching opening.

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NFL | Two teams interested in Sean Payton

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:20:46 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles are expected to explore the possibility of adding New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton as their next head coach if the Saints make him available, according to sources. Payton and the Saints met Monday, Jan. 4, to discuss his future and are expected to meet again Tuesday, Jan. 5.

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Colts | Sean Payton and Colts talks refuted

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 08:04:55 -0800

Updating a previous report, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton didn't have discussions with the Indianapolis Colts before the Colts re-signed head coach Chuck Pagano, according to NFL insider Jason La Canfora.

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Colts | Sean Payton had talks with Colts

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 06:48:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was involved in discussions with the Indianapolis Colts before they re-signed head coach Chuck Pagano, according to sources.

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Saints | Second-round price for Sean Payton

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 05:40:26 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton will command a second-round pick by the team for another team to hire him, according to sources.

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Saints | Drew Brees doesn't see wholesale changes

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:07:52 -0800

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees said he doesn't see any scenario where he or head coach Sean Payton aren't back with the team next season. Brees has a $30 million salary cap figure next season. If the Saints were to trade or release Brees, they would have to do it by Feb. 10, when $10.85 million of his salary becomes fully guaranteed.

Fantasy Tip: Brees has fallen out of the elite QB1 category, but he can still be among that second or third tier if he has weapons added in the offseason around him.

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Saints | Sean Payton intends to stay

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:29:27 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he intends to coach the Saints long past this season. "This is where I call home," Payton said. "I just finished building a home here. I'm close enough to my son back in Dallas where I'm pretty much back there once a week or he's over here; my daughter is off in college now. So, I see myself coaching this team long past this season."

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Saints | New Orleans defense abysmal

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 09:14:30 -0800

The New Orleans Saints defense under head coach Sean Payton has allowed 39 total touchdowns this year after allowing three more in Week 15's loss to the Detroit Lions. The 39 touchdowns allowed if the most since the 1970 merger.

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Saints | Odds growing Sean Payton leaves

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:26:09 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton seems to have a "steadily increasing possibility" that he and some front-office executives will depart the franchise in the offseason due to owner Tom Benson's legal battle and the NFL keeping close tabs on a potential ownership change, a league source told Yahoo Sports. "Sean has some outs in his deal," a source said. "If there is an ownership change, he has an out. He has some other outs, too. There would be a lot of interest in him - maybe four or five other teams would be interested. I don't think he's thinking about it right now. He's not pursuing anything. I think he wants to see what happens like everyone else. But considering everything, if I put a percentage on whether he'd be the Saints coach next year, I'd say (it's) 50-50."

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Saints | Sean Payton not going anywhere

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:04:00 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he doesn't have any interest in leaving the Saints after a report surfaced Sunday, Oct. 11, that multiple teams, including the Miami Dolphins, are expected to ask about his availability at the end of this year. "I'll say what I've said before: This is where I see myself. And I've said that now for however many years," said Payton, who is in his 10th year as coach of the Saints with two years left on his contract.

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Saints | May consider La'el Collins

Sat, 02 May 2015 01:53:39 -0700

LSU OT La'el Collins may be drafted by the New Orleans during the fourth round or lower on Saturday, May 2. Saints coach Sean Payton said the team would not take Collins off its draft board even though Collins said he would not sign if drafted on Saturday.

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Saints | Anthony Spencer visited team

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:46:15 -0700

Free-agent DE Anthony Spencer (Cowboys) visited the New Orleans Saints this week, but Saints head coach Sean Payton told reporters there have been no contract talks with Spencer.

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Saints | Sean Payton not interested in Michigan

Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12:18:38 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the only coaching job he's interested in is the one he has now. This was in regards to speculation that he might leave for the head coaching position at the University of Michigan.

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Saints | Sean Payton says he's not leaving

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:34:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said there is no chance he is leaving the team after this season.

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Saints | Rob Ryan expected out

Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:02:35 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan allegedly strongly dislike one another, and change is expected at the end of the season.

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Saints | Erik Lorig may miss Week 1

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:59:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints FB Erik Lorig (undisclosed) may miss the regular season opener due to an undisclosed injury. Saints coach Sean Payton did not indicate what was wrong with Lorig but said FBs Greg Jones and Austin Johnson are competing for the spot.

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Saints | Coach not happy with touchdown celebration

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:51:57 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was upset with TE Jimmy Graham earning two 15-yard unsportsmanlike-conduct penalties in the team's preseason game for dunking the ball over the goal posts. Graham and Payton appeared to get into tense verbal sparring after the second penalty was called. Payton confirmed he was upset after the game. "Yes, I was," Payton said. "I'm very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly."

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Saints | Jairus Byrd has back surgery

Thu, 29 May 2014 11:02:51 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said FS Jairus Byrd (back) underwent back surgery Thursday, May 29, and will return to the team in a week. Payton said the surgery did not need to be done, but the team wanted to get this cleared up now. Payton said Byrd will be ready to go for training camp.

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Saints | Vinnie Sunseri will participate in OTAs

Sat, 10 May 2014 14:25:44 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said S Vinnie Sunseri (knee) will be able to participate in organized team activities after undergoing knee surgery.

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Saints | Sean Payton at LSU Pro Day

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:01:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.

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Saints | Sean Payton wanted to get creative to prepare for rain

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:24:30 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wanted to set off the fire alarms at the Saints practice facility so the sprinklers would go off and the team could practice in rain conditions in preparation for their divisional round game against the Seattle Seahawks. Payton was talked out of that idea.

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Saints | Patience leading to success

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:06:52 -0800

The New Orleans Saints are using patience as a part of their success, especially in close games. "I think patience is part of it," head coach Sean Payton said after the Saints won the turnover battle 1-0 in a 17-13 victory at Atlanta last Thursday night. "There's an old saying, 'It doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be effective.' At times, that's just being smart."

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Saints | Josh Hill praised

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:29:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton praised TE Josh Hill Monday, Sept. 9, saying he played extremely well on special teams.

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Saints | Marques Colston could miss preseason game

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:37:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he would lean toward sitting WR Marques Colston (foot) in the team's third preseason game, but nothing is set for sure.

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Saints | Unsure who is calling plays

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:59:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he's unsure who will be calling the offensive plays for the team this year. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael called the plays last year with Payton serving his year-long suspension. The offense under Carmichael put up 28.8 points per game, which was third highest in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Regardless of whether it's Payton or Carmichael calling the offensive shots, the Saints offense should be in good shape. The high-flying aerial attack led by Drew Brees is expected to continue, and they have enough options in the running game to keep defenses honest.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

Saints | Coach praises Ryan W. Griffin

Fri, 31 May 2013 12:46:45 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton praised QB Ryan W. Griffin, saying he is not your typical first year quarterback. "It's noticeably different than maybe most first-year quarterbacks coming in and trying to pick things up right away," Payton said of Griffin's understanding of the offense. "You know, there's a lot of things that are familiar. That's a big plus for him."

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Saints | Coach will study read-option offense

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:46:07 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he will study the read-option offense this offseason, because the offense is not going away any time soon and several teams in the NFC are using it.

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Saints | Jonathan Vilma fits new scheme

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:54:20 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he believes LB Jonathan Vilma, a prototypical 4-3 middle linebacker, can make the switch to the team's new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Vilma is considered undersized to play middle linebacker in the 3-4; however, Payton can envision Vilma playing in a weakside linebacker spot with LB Curtis Lofton staying as a middle linebacker.

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Saints | Sean Payton likes Rob Ryan's versatility

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:34:01 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced Saturday, Feb. 9, the team has hired Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and Stan Kwan as assistant special teams coordinator. Payton said he was intrigued by Ryan's aggressiveness as a coordinator and the different looks his defenses can give to opponents. "In regards to Rob, we have experience in preparing and playing against his defenses and they've always been challenging in terms of the different looks and pressures that they feature," Payton said. "We've had the chance to visit with each other and talk about our visions for our team and I'm excited about moving forward as we prepare for the 2013 season. Rob is enthusiastic about joining our team and getting right to work."

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Saints | Hope to have a new DC soon

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:42:25 -0800

The New Orleans Saints hope to conclude their search for a new defensive coordinator by Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to head coach Sean Payton; however, the team is having a difficult time receiving permission to interview position coaches around the league.

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Saints | Acknowledge Rob Ryan a DC candidate

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:30:58 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a radio interview that former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is a candidate to become the team's next defensive coordinator. There are other candidates, however, for the job. "We're going to bring in two to three candidates," Payton said. "I think we'll know in a week. Much was reported about Rob Ryan, and he's going to come in and interview here at the end of this week. We'll have, I'd say, at least between two and four candidates."

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Saints | Moving to 3-4 defense

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:47:39 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will be moving to a 3-4 defensive alignment in 2013. "I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what was an unprecedented 2012 season," said head coach Sean Payton. "Philosophically we are changing our defense to a 3-4 alignment and right now is the best time to accomplish this transition."

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Saints | Sean Payton was not going to another team

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:34:08 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said there was no way he was going to another team while his contract situation was being worked out with New Orleans. "There was no way I was going to another team," Payton said in his first public statements since getting reinstated for his role in the bounty scandal. "The issue was a minor technicality. There was a minor clause, (the media) had it right, there was a minor clause in there that wasn't approved. What became more challenging really, was being out of the building and then trying to work through the specifics to get the contract done."

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Saints | Drew Brees not hurt without Sean Payton

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:05:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said QB Drew Brees' performance this season was not affected by Payton's absence due to suspension.

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Saints | Sean Payton reinstated

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:02:08 -0800

The NFL has reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.

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Saints | Sean Payton not scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:31:57 -0800

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he does not have any meeting scheduled with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton to discuss Payton's reinstatement but does expect to talk with Payton in the near future.

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Saints | Sean Peyton contract extension official

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton officially agreed to a five-year contract extension Wednesday, Jan. 9.

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Saints | Still working on contract for Sean Payton

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:11:51 -0800

The New Orleans Saints are still working on the language in head coach Sean Payton's new contract but no setbacks are expected to happen before the deal becomes official. The two sides have agreed on the terms of the contract.

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Saints | Sean Payton could return next month

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:56:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been informed by the NFL that his suspension will end Sunday, Feb. 3. It is not known if Payton will have to undergo a reinstatement hearing before returning to work.

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Saints | Sean Payton agrees to deal

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:47:21 -0800

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a five-year deal with suspended head coach Sean Payton Friday, Dec. 28, according to a league source. Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Payton's return means status quo for all involved in Drew Brees' passing attack. The Saints have featured the running game more often with Payton exiled, but that approach may dwindle when things return to normal. Darren Sproles will remain the most trusted fantasy option from this backfield.

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Saints | Contract talks with Sean Payton moving slow

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:06:06 -0800

Contract talks between the New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton are reportedly moving slow. The best-case scenario was a quick resolution; however, it seems more clear now that Payton is weighing all his options.

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Saints | League open to reinstating Sean Payton

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:26:48 -0800

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said his office has communicated with suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton about his eventual reinstatement, and Goodell did not eliminate the possibility of Payton rejoining the organization prior to the Super Bowl. Payton, however, would like an adjustment on the suspension so it would end at the end of the regular season as opposed to after the Super Bowl, according to a source close to the head coach.

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Saints | Could sue NFL if Sean Payton leaves

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:32:32 -0800

The New Orleans Saints could sue the NFL for millions of dollars if head coach Sean Payton leaves for Dallas or any other NFL team in the offseason.

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Saints | Accused of communicating with Sean Payton

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:50:47 -0800

Several New York Giants players think New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton has been communicating with his team. A Saints spokesman declined to comment.

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Saints | Sean Payton working toward extension

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:27:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and his agent, Don Yee, are finalizing conditions that will allow the suspended head coach to work with the team on a contract extension.

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Saints | Talks with Sean Payton expected soon

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:07:09 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have not started contract talks with head coach Sean Payton at this point but are expected to begin negotiations in the near future.

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Saints | Sean Payton keeping options open

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:22:04 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wants to keep his options open and doesn't want to make a decision on his contract in the immediate future.

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Cowboys | Doubtful to hire Sean Payton

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:42:51 -0800

Sources say the Dallas Cowboys, barring a total collapse, are unlikely to fire head coach Jason Garrett and hire New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. The total cost to pay Garrett and Payton would be around $50 million.

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