First and 10: Payton’s place, Ryans’ hope and more

The New Orleans Saints locked up coach Sean Payton to a multiyear contract extension Monday in a move that will keep the Super Bowl winner in the Big Easy through the 2015 season. Now Payton can focus on the business of having his team ready for Thursday night’s NFL Kickoff game in Green Bay … but first he will make an appearance Tuesday on “NFL Total Access.” Tune in at 7 p.m. ET for Payton’s state-of-the-Saints address.

Here’s what else is on tap for Tuesday:

  • Colts QB Peyton Manning, the four-time league MVP who has never missed a start in his NFL career, is now doubtful for Sunday’s opener at Houston because of lingering soreness in his back following offseason neck surgery.
  • It wasn’t exactly Montana vs. Young, but the competition between John Beck and Rex Grossman for the Redskins’ starting quarterback job was one of the more suspenseful storylines of the NFL preseason, and we finally have a winner.
  • We gave Michael Lombardi $121 million and asked him to build the ultimate NFL roster. He came up with a top-notch squad, one that’s sure to spark debate.
  • Peyton Manning might be a no-show for Week 1, but it looks like Arian Foster is good to go. Brief yourself on all the relevant developments with our fantasy blog.
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