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Report: Sean Payton close to finalizing new contract with Saints

Saints head coach Sean Payton (FOX 8 File) Saints head coach Sean Payton (FOX 8 File)
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Saints head coach Sean Payton could be closing in on a deal that will keep him with the Saints for the next four or five years, according to a report.

Payton told Pro Football Talk that he is close to finalizing a new contract with the Saints.

Payton also said that he has confidence the team will work out an extension with quarterback Drew Brees.

Brees has a cap number of $30 million in 2016.

Payton, who has the fourth longest tenure of any head coach in the NFL, has been with the Saints since 2006. He won the team's only Super Bowl during the 2009 season. He is 86-52 overall, with a 6-4 postseason record.

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