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Saints Coach Sean Payton's NFL friends happy to have him back

Saints Coach Sean Payton's NFL friends happy to have him back

"He deserves to be coaching football," said Oakland Raiders Coach Dennis Allen.
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  • Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams not reinstat…

    Former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams not reinstated but can pursue jobs

    nola.com Jan 22, 2013
    NFL will evaluate Williams' status once his finds a job
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  • Jaguars hire Mike Mallory as special teams coordinator

    Jaguars hire Mike Mallory as special teams coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    After five seasons on the staff of the Saints, Mike Mallory is the new special teams coordinator of the Jaguars. The Jaguars announced today that new head coach Gus Bradley added Mallory to his staff. Mallory was a two-time All-Big Ten linebacker at Mic…
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  • Joe Vitt: I’ll forgive, but I’ll never forget what the NFL impo…

    Joe Vitt: I’ll forgive, but I’ll never forget what the NFL imposed on us

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22, 2013
    The NFL reinstated Sean Payton as head coach of the Saints today, which means Joe Vitt can officially move aside from his role as interim head coach and give the job back to Payton. But Vitt can’t completely move on: In comments to the New Orleans Times
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  • A Star Grows In Indy

    A Star Grows In Indy

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    Paul George has emerged as a go-to scorer and potential All-Star for Indianapolis. And in a year with many good candidates, he's the favorite for Most Improved, says Ian Thomsen.
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  • Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for …

    Ian Thomsen: Blossoming before our eyes, George a favorite for Most Improved

    CNNSI.com Jan 22, 2013
    I know there are a lot of strong candidates for Most Improved Player, but I think it'll be hard to justify selecting anyone over Paul George if he keeps up his current pace. He's averaging 19.3 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in January, carrying a…
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  • Video - NFL Reinstates Sean Payton 02:34

    NFL Reinstates Sean Payton

    Jan 22
    Ed Werder discusses the news that Roger Goodell has reinstated Saints coach Sean Payton from his season-long suspension.
  • Video - Sean Payton: 'I feel we have learned from our mistakes' 04:36

    Sean Payton: 'I feel we have learned from our mistakes'

    Jan 22
    Sean Payton releases a statement after the NFL reinstated him as the New Orleans Saints head coach. Albert Breer and Danyelle Sargent have more.
  • Video - Sean Payton reinstated, ready to move on 04:09

    Sean Payton reinstated, ready to move on

    Jan 22
    Jeff Duncan from the New Orleans Times-Picayune discusses the timing of Sean Payton being reinstated as head coach, what it means to the Saints, and how they move forward from here.
  • Video - Sean Payton reinstated as New Orleans Saints head coach 04:37

    Sean Payton reinstated as New Orleans Saints head coach

    Jan 22
    The NFL reinstates Sean Payton as the New Orleans Saints head coach. Steve Wyche and Danyelle Sargent have the latest.

Sports Columnists

  • Daily Dime: Martin doing the little things for OKC

    Jan 22
    That "other" Kevin is a big reason why the Thunder own the NBA's best record, J.A. Adande writes.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers may consider trading Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Sources -- Los Angeles Lakers growing concerned over unhappy Dwight Howard

    Jan 22
    Though the Lakers have long rebuffed talks of trading Dwight Howard, sources now say the team may consider dealing the pending free agent as Los Angeles continues to struggle.
  • Peter King: Wilson not asking for new deal; more on Payton's reinstatement…

    Jan 22
    Three items in the news, all non-Harbaugh related, today: