Saints' Sean Payton gets extension

Updated: September 5, 2011, 7:14 PM ET
Associated Press

METAIRIE, La. -- Sean Payton has a new contract that gives him a chance to make his first NFL head coaching job a decade-long gig.

The Saints announced on Monday that Payton, who coached New Orleans to its first Super Bowl championship two seasons ago, has agreed to an extension through 2015.

The deal carries Payton through what would be his 10th season since he joined the Saints in 2006, shortly after the team's miserable 3-13 2005 campaign that was defined in large part by displacement ...

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