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Saints considering coming home for 2016 training camp

Saints have made West Virginia their training camp home in 2014 and 2015. (Fox 8) Saints have made West Virginia their training camp home in 2014 and 2015. (Fox 8)
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Fox NFL reporter Alex Marvez tweeted this morning that the New Orleans Saints are considering holding training camp at home in 2016 rather than in West Virginia.

The Saints signed a three-year deal with The Greenbrier in 2014, 2016 would be the final year of the contract.

Saints Head Coach Sean Payton was asked on the final day of practice in West Virginia about returning in 2016, he was optimistic they would return. 

"I think that's going to happen fairly soon here and yet it's not a focal point right now just because of where we're at.  But no, I've said this before and I'll say it again, the setup for us facility-wise it works.  The facility setup works but the real reason this whole thing flows so smoothly is because of the people.  For us to be able to come up here for these three weeks, we head back to New Orleans here tomorrow and get acclimated obviously to a different climate there but that extension and all those other things is coming sooner than later," said Sean Payton.

At the beginning of training camp in 2015, owner of The Greenbrier Jim Justice, was also ready for the Saints to extend their deal.

"I would love for this to be the Saints' home away from home, no question about that, but at the same time, I don't want it to be a long term deal if it's not a great thing for the Saints," said Jim Justice. "There's 15 NFL teams that will come here in a second because they see what we've got here and what we've got for the teams and all that kind of stuff...that's not an issue that worries me. I would love for the Saints to be here for years and years and years to come and we'd have all kinds of Super Bowl championships and maybe even I'd get a ring and the whole deal."

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