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Dolphins coaching change could target Sean Payton after season according to report

The Miami Dolphins have to decide on a permanent head coach when the 2015 season ends. According to an ESPN report, that could be New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.

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The Miami Dolphins were the first team to fire their head coach in 2015, letting Joe Philbin go and appointing tight ends coach Dan Campbell as the team's interim head coach. The Dolphins have a bye week this weekend, meaning Campbell will officially make his head coaching debut in Week 6. While Campbell will be looking to make the most of his 12 game job interview as he makes a case for being appointed the team's permanent head coach after the season, the Dolphins will also be looking to several other potential candidates, which, according to an ESPN report, will include New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.

Payton is currently under contract for two more seasons with the Saints, so any deal would have to be a trade for the coach. There has not been any indication of the Saints looking to get rid of Payton, but there is also a sense that, if the right deal were offered, the Saints would consider the move as they look to rebuild their team.

In nine seasons with New Orleans, Payton is 81-51, with one Super Bowl championship. He was suspended for the entire 2012 season following the "Bountygate" scandal. The Saints were 7-9 last season, and have started this season 1-3.