NFL: New Orleans 26, Chicago 18

CHICAGO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Drew Brees and Pierre Thomas paired up for two touchdown passes Sunday and the New Orleans Saints remained undefeated with a 26-18 win over Chicago.

NFL: New Orleans 23, Atlanta 17

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Drew Brees amassed 357 passing yards and the New Orleans defense dominated down the stretch Sunday in the Saints' season-opening 23-17 win over Atlanta.

NFL: Miami 24, New Orleans 21

MIAMI, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Pat Devlin's 56-yard touchdown pass to Marvin McNutt with 3:02 to play Thursday brought Miami a 24-21 exhibition win over New Orleans.

NFL: New Orleans 17, Kansas City 13

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Preston Parker caught two touchdown passes Friday and New Orleans welcomed back Coach Sean Payton with a 17-13 exhibition victory over Kansas City.

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NFL bounty coach Gregg Williams reinstated

NASHVILLE, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Gregg Williams, suspended after being implicated in the New Orleans Saints injury bounty program, was reinstated by the NFL and joined the Tennessee Titans.

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NFL reinstates Sean Payton as Saints coach

NFL reinstates Sean Payton as Saints coach

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Sean Payton was reinstated, effective immediately, as head coach of the New Orleans Saints, the National Football League announced Tuesday.

Saints Coach Payton signs 5-year extension

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- New Orleans Saints head Coach Sean Payton -- who missed the 2012 under a suspension -- has signed a five-year contract extension, the team said Wednesday.
New faces, old names mark NFL season

New faces, old names mark NFL season

The 2012 NFL season started under the cloud of a lockout and replacement referees but ended with new stars shining and established players reaching new heights.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International

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Report: Payton agrees to deal with Saints

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Sean Payton has agreed to a five-year contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, a team spokesman said Friday night.
Player bounty suspensions vacated

Player bounty suspensions vacated

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Suspensions slapped on four New Orleans Saints players in the team's bounty scandal have been vacated, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said Tuesday.

Union wants Tagliabue off bounty case

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The NFL players' union announced Wednesday it was seeking to remove former Commissioner Paul Tagliabue from any involvement in the New Orleans bounty case.
Saints bounty punishment confirmed

Saints bounty punishment confirmed

NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Tuesday tweaked his punishment of three of the four players caught in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.
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Sean Payton
Coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints is named 2007 NFL Coach of the Year at a news conference during the week of Super Bowl XLI in Miami Beach, Florida, on January 31, 2007. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, California) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. He was the quarterbacks coach and later assistant head coach of the Dallas Cowboys until being hired by the Saints on January 17, 2006.

On January 6, 2007, after the 2006 NFL season and his first with the Saints, he was named as the recipient of the AP NFL Coach of the Year Award, obtaining 44 out of 50 votes for the honor . He was also honored Motorola's NFL Coach of the Year Award. This award is chosen by NFL.com voters.

Payton was raised in Naperville, Illinois by parents Jeanne and Thomas Payton. He has an older brother, Tom, an older sister, Patrice and a younger sister, Molly. Sean attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, IL, starting as quarterback his senior year before graduating in 1982. He then had a successful career playing quarterback at Eastern Illinois University, leading the Panthers to an 11–2 record and the quarter-finals of the Division I-AA Playoffs in 1986; while at EIU, he became a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.

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