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Coach Payton meets with Saints GM; future still uncertain

Sean Payton joined the Saints in 2006. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune |...
Sean Payton joined the Saints in 2006. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)(STAFF PHOTO BY MAX BECHERER | Times-Picayune | The Advocate )
Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 8:38 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2022 at 10:36 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Head coach Sean Payton was back at the New Orleans Saints facility on Monday, Jan. 24 after vacationing in Mexico.

According to Nola.com/FOX 8 sports analyst Jeff Duncan, Payton met with General Manager Mickey Loomis for a couple of hours.

Numerous reports in the past few days have questioned whether Payton will return to the Black & Gold for the 2022 season. Duncan said “very much it’s serious,” referring to the possibility of Payton leaving the Saints.

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On Monday afternoon, Saints owner Gayle Benson was asked about the future of Payton with the Saints.

“We don’t know. Who knows. We’ll find out soon enough I guess,” she said. “I don’t think any of us know. But he’ll let us know soon enough.”

Payton just finished his 16th year coaching the Saints and is the NFL’s second-longest tenured coach with the same team behind the New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick.

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