|11-18-2012, 09:23 PM||#1|
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Contract Talks Between Sean Payton And Saints Expected To Start Soon
The Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton have not begun new talks about a contract since the NFL rejected the original three-year deal agreed upon by Payton and the team, but according to league sources those talks are expected to resume shortly, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
The Saints received word from the league recently that, despite Payton's suspension -- which forbids contact between the coach and the team -- they could in fact negotiate a new deal for him. However, Payton's camp has to yet to receive such written instructions from the NFL and remains hesitant to begin such talks without receiving explicit direct communication from the league that Payton can disobey the terms of his suspension in this manner and negotiate with the team.
Sources pointed out that Loomis' own recent return from his suspension, the league just giving the Saints the formal OK to talk to Payton last week, and with the Thanksgiving holiday looming, there has not been an opportunity to engage in substantive talks yet. Those talks are expected to begin soon, however, with both sides and the NFL hoping the Saints and Payton can conclude this matter without anymore need for league intervention.
Source: CBS Sports
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