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Sean Payton, Saints agree to deal

Updated: December 29, 2012, 12:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to a five-year contract extension, a league source told ESPN.

The terms of the extension were undisclosed but may be similar to the deal that was earlier disapproved by the league, according to a league source. Team spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed Payton had agreed to a multiyear contract.

"Very happy it is official," Saints quarterback Drew Brees said in an email to the Associated Press. "Never had any doubts."

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