Bill Parcells, Saints to meet

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis are scheduled to meet with Bill Parcells on Tuesday to gauge his interest in becoming New Orleans’ interim head coach while Payton serves a one-year suspension.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter says Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis will meet with Bill Parcells to determine if he is interested in becoming the Saints’ interim coach. Schefter also dishes on Payton’s relationship with Parcells, whether Payton will appeal his one-year suspension and more.

Payton has been suspended for a year and Loomis for eight regular-season games for failing to halt a bounty program that paid Saints defenders for hits that resulted in opponents having to leave the game.

Yet one NFL source said Monday night that he would be “shocked” if Parcells took the Saints job, largely because he likely would have to wait five more years to be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame if he returned to coaching.

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