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NY Football Icon Parcells Says Saints Aren’t Wooing Him

Bill Parcells (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Bill Parcells (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP/WFAN) - Bill Parcells said Monday that the Saints have not contacted him about possibly coaching the team in the wake of Sean Payton’s one-year suspension, which still could be appealed.

The former Giants and Jets coach did say, however, that Payton has spoken to him about how to handle the season.

The Saints have yet to announce their future coaching plans, and Payton’s agent, Donald Yee, said “no decisions have been made about an appeal.”

“Sean fully supports the league’s player safety goals,” Yee said. “Given this, he probably won’t address the entire league” when he arrives at the NFL owners meetings.

When Parcells was asked if anyone in the Saints organization had talked to him about coaching the team in 2012, he said “No,” prior to the New York Mets’ spring training game Monday against St. Louis.

Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said Payton would speak later this week. NFC coaches are scheduled to meet the media Wednesday morning.

Parcells coached the Giants from 1983-1990, winning Super Bowls in 1986 and 1990. The New Jersey native later coached the Jets from 1997-1999, and served as the general manager of the team in 2000.

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