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Payton agrees to contract extension

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Leader photo by O.K. DAVIS New Orleans Saints’ Head Coach Sean Payton (left), who has agreed to a multi-year contract extension with the franchise, chatted with former Louisiana Tech University Head Coach Sonny Dykes during a visit to Squire Creek Golf and Country Club in Choudrant earlier this year.

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.

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