- Mar 20, 2007
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- Belfast, Ireland
Saints GM Mickey Loomis signed five-year extensionFinally, some good vibes about the New Orleans Saints.
The franchise is finally emerging from the shadow of the bounty scandal and, with the reinstatement of Sean Payton last week, has begun looking toward the 2013 season.
Plus, here's a bit of news that's slipped through the cracks: General Manager Mickey Loomis recently received a five-year contract extension to match the one signed by Payton, Saints vice chairman Rita Benson LeBlanc told USA TODAY Sports on Monday.
The Saints' power structure will remain intact, which is exactly what Payton was trying to accomplish by inserting a clause in his contract that gave him an escape route if Loomis was suspended or fired — a clause which the NFL didn't approve and resulted in that contract being voided.
Payton and Loomis are now under contract through the 2017 season.
Didn't see this posted yet. I'm happy that Loom...I mean Benson-Leblanc made this happen. Loomis + Payton + Brees = a winning formula and as long as we keep that intact we are set.