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Saints News, 1/7/16: Sean Payton's Recommitment is Best Possible Result for Saints

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From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: Payton certainly seems all-in now -- which is the best possible result for the Saints after this monthslong drama. If Payton needed to do some soul-searching or he and Loomis needed to hash out some serious concerns over the direction of the franchise over these past three days, then those could be good things should they have led to Payton becoming so recommitted.

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