Payton signs five-year deal with Saints-- Fri Dec 28 9:05 pm --
Deal still has to be cleared by NFL
The New Orleans Saints quickly acted to eliminate what was shaping up to be a major offseason question mark. Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Friday that the Saints and Sean Payton have agreed in principle to a five-year contract extension that will keep the coach in New Orleans. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:The Saints certainly took a step back this year without Payton at the helm. Though impressive, the 408.9 yards from scrimmage that New Orleans' offense has produced per game is a far cry from the 467.1 they tallied during the 2011 season.