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NFL Notes: Sean Payton, Chip Kelly, Falcons, & Seahawks

Sean Payton

According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, there’s enough precedent and circumstances to expect the idea of the Saints possibly trading HC Sean Payton to be a “hot-button story” during the offseason.

As of now, there’s no indication that the Saints would be willing to field trade offers for Payton after the season, or that he would be intrigued by moving on from New Orleans.

The Dolphins and Colts have been identified as two possible teams that could be interested in a trade for Payton.

Chip Kelly

Eagles HC Chip Kelly explained that he hasn’t been contacted by a college regarding a head coaching position.

“I understand that it’s gonna happen. We’re not successful, we’re not winning, I came from college and I’m gonna go back to college,” Kelly said of the idea that he could return to the college game, via Pro Football Talk. “I hope some day to be like Coach Coughlin and win enough games where I can stay around long enough where that speculation ends. But I understand you have to ask the question. I answered it the same way a year ago, I answered it the same way my first year. It’s an unfortunate part of the game, and the other unfortunate part is there are people who have lost their jobs. Somebody, a friend of mine in Steve Sarkisian, is dealing with a big issue right now, and I wish him the best.

Falcons

  • Tracy Wolfson spoke to Falcons HC Dan Quinn who said that WR Julio Jones will play and he will not be on a pitch count in tonight’s game against the Saints.
  • Quinn said Jones is feeling better than he did last week.

Seahawks