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Saints News, 1/5/16: Report: Colts talked to Sean Payton’s reps before committing to Pagano

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From PFT.com: That’s the word from Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, who reports that the Colts were negotiating with Payton’s representatives while talks with Pagano were also taking place. Talks with Payton broke down, and that’s when Colts owner Jim Irsay decided to stick with Pagano.

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