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Your daily collection of New Orleans Saints news, opinion and whatnot. TODAY'S HEADLINE: Will Sean Payton coach the Saints in 2013?

Let's see some befuddled looks from these guys tonight.
Let's see some befuddled looks from these guys tonight.
Rich Schultz


Lance Moore@Nick2oon happy bday bruh!

Nick ToonThanks to everybody for all of the birthday wishes! Much appreciated!

Amanda Grant SmithCaught this sweet moment @GleasonGras with @drewbrees & @team_gleason #gleasongras #nowhiteflags

SUPERDEFORMEDWait, you people honestly though the Cowboys were going to beat the Falcons. Jesus Christ you are some Homer motherf******.

The Angry Who DatDid Ryan just take out a dip on the sideline? #Gingerneck

Les EastTony Romo's a lot better when the defense isn't guarding the receivers.

The Angry Who DatNice lateral play there.

Saints RapidReports At close of Sunday's action, Seattle is team to worry about if #Saints recover from 2-5 start. Seahawks are 5-4 and have friendly schedule.

team gleasonThx to all who attended today! A tiny rainstorm here in NOLA didn't stop us. Amazing food, music & Saints. Im grateful to everyone. -SG

Jermon BushrodColossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for men!!

Albert BreerWhat a great weekend for the best sport in the world. In my generation's America, it's NFL, then college ball, then everything else.

New Orleans SaintsMonday is always better when it's a SAINTS GAMEDAY! #PHIvsNO

Courtney RobySick feeling being injured; waking up on game day knowing I'm not able to battle w/ my family on the field..they'll be special 2nite #WhoDat

deuce mcallisterGood morning may good and bad people find a way to be great today in something

Reid G.If the Saints win tonight, they'll be one game back in the loss column for the last wildcard spot. Just play along for awhile.

JUNIOR GALETTEY? u gone keep wasting time Sleep? hate Sleep...RT @30SideBREES: HATE Waking Up Early Man Smh .

JUNIOR GALETTEThank you Jesus Christ For Everything #Blessed


Sean Payton's Contract Kerfluffle

Sean Payton's contract extension with New Orleans Saints last year was never approved by NFL |
Doug Tatum - Report says Payton will be a free agent after this season.

Report: NFL voids Sean Payton's contract with the Saints |
According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the multiyear extension that Sean Payton signed with the New Orleans Saints in September 2011 has been voided by the NFL.

Payton’s contract status still in limbo | The Advocate
The status of the contract extension suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton agreed to in September 2011 has come into question, according to multiple media reports.

Report: Payton tells reporter he 'absolutely' plans on staying with Saints |
In a story that has sent all of the local and national sports media scrambling, the latest report from FOX Sports' Jay Glazer should help appease concerned Saints fans.

Sean Payton should want to stay with New Orleans Saints, but now there's no guarantee |
Mike Triplett - Hits just keep on coming for Saints, who might have to win a bidding war to keep their coach.

Loomis returns from suspension after Monday’s game with immediate problem to solve |
Mike Florio - When the final gun sounds on Monday night’s game between the Eagles and the Saints, the eight-game suspension of New Orleans G.M. Mickey Loomis will end.

Roger Goodell on Saints' Sean Payton - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Speaking to the media before Sunday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed an earlier report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter that said New Orleans coach Sean Payton’s contract is not valid in the league’s eyes.

Pondering Sean Payton and the Cowboys - NFC East Blog |
Dan Graziano - I am already being asked by my Twitter followers for my thoughts on whether Jerry Jones would dump Garrett for Payton if Payton became available.

Could the Eagles chase Sean Payton? |
Jeff McLane - If he is available, should Sean Payton be the next Eagles coach?


From the Saints Sideline

Gameday Information: Saints vs Eagles |
New Orleans and Philadelphia kickoff at 7:30 pm CT on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Saints host Eagles on Monday Night Football | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Now in his seventh season with the New Orleans Saints, strongside linebacker Scott Shanle has had his back to the wall a few times.

Saints' Joe Vitt knows Michael Vick can still play | The Advocate
Brian Allee-Walsh - Every time New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt turns on game tape of the Philadelphia Eagles offense, he is haunted by the past and mindful of a daunting future facing the NFL’s worst defense.

New Orleans Saints share their Michael Vick horror stories: First-and-10 |
Mike Triplett - Saints players, coaches rehash painful memories of past experiences against dynamic Philadelphia Eagles quarterback.

New Orleans Saints need to keep November winning streak alive: First-and-10 |
Part 2 of Saints columnist Mike Triplett's weekly column -- 10 more observations.

5 Things to Look For in Eagles @ Saints |
Andrew Juge

Le Coordinateur Défensive, C’est Moi | Who Dat Social Club
Himself - By the King: A Proclamation, for the Reform of His Defenders Upon the Field of Play


Eagle-Eye View

Eagles' Trent Cole baffled by sack drought |
Marc Narducci - Since he joined the Eagles as an unheralded fifth-round draft choice in 2005, defensive end Trent Cole has made his reputation by sacking quarterbacks.

Eagles and Saints fighting to reclaim dismal seasons |
Zach Berman - As unsettling as the Eagles' season has been in Philadelphia, there's similar bewilderment in New Orleans about how a team with high expectations has struggled through the first half of the season.

Les Bowen: Eagles' Lurie can blame himself for this wasted season |
If this Eagles season continues to go south, straight past the point of no return - which could happen tonight - I say it's Jeffrey Lurie's fault.

Phil Sheridan: Is Andy Reid a Ray Rhodes redux for the Eagles? |
The setting for this story doesn't exist anymore. It was Veterans Stadium, specifically the concrete world of grim offices, decaying meeting rooms, and feral cats that could be found one level below the street.

Rich Hofmann: A must-win game in November? |
Andy Reid has never been this close to the edge, not in all of his time coaching the Eagles.

Ryans Has Regained His Elite Form |
Chris McPherson - When the Eagles acquired DeMeco Ryans from the Houston Texans back in March, the middle linebacker came to Philadelphia with a sterling resume.

Eagles-Saints: What To Watch |
Scouting Report

Drew Brees keeps Saints dangerous |
Zach Berman - A source of optimism in New Orleans is that Drew Brees is the Saints' quarterback.

Previewing The Saints |
An Eagles team that has seen nothing come easy this season heads to The Big Easy for a chance to turn the season back in a positive direction.



Video: Conversation with Jonathan Vilma - NFC South Blog |
Jonathan Vilma talks to Jon Gruden about commissioner Roger Goodell and the bounty scandal.

Hundreds raise money for ALS research at Gleason Gras |
Bradley Handwerger - Despite rain Sunday, hundreds came to Champions Square for the second annual Gleason Gras, aimed at raising awareness and money for ALS through Team Gleason.

2012 Gleason Gras Photo Gallery |
Photos taken at the 2012 Gleason Gras in Champions Square. Photos taken by Alex Restrepo.