LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has
been given a contract extension through the 2012 NFL season.
Payton's deal was confirmed by the team before Sunday's game
against the Washington Redskins.
Payton already was signed through 2009. The new deal adds three
years to his contract.
This is Payton's third season with the Saints. He went 17-15 his
first two years, including a trip to the NFC championship game in
New Orleans won its 2008 opener, beating Tampa Bay 24-20.