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Williams appears to be staying with Saints

We have a very interesting development out of New Orleans. Jeff Duncan reports that Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is pulling his name out of Denver’s search for a head coach.

The Broncos requested permission Monday to interview Williams and it was granted by the Saints. Williams apparently had second thoughts about leaving a comfortable situation.

Williams previously was a head coach in Buffalo and he has said before that he would leave only for a situation that he thought would be a good fit. Apparently, Denver does not fit Williams’ profile.

Coach Sean Payton sang Williams’ praises Monday. Although the Saints had a disappointing defensive outing in Saturday’s playoff loss to Seattle, Williams remains under contract with New Orleans for this season. He is one of the league's highest-paid coordinators.

Former Carolina coach John Fox is expected to interview for the Denver job Wednesday.