When the New Orleans Saints visit the Raiders this season, it will be without their head coach.
Commissioner Roger Goodell crushed New Orleans for its “bounty” violations, suspending coach Sean Payton without pay for a full season and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the St. Louis Rams) indefinitely, the NFL announced.
The likely Saints head coach is Pete Carmichael Jr., who interviewed for the Raiders’ head coaching position that went to Dennis Allen. Allen was on the New Orleans staff as defensive backs coach during the time bounties were in effect, but has yet to comment on the matter.
The order of games in the NFL schedule will be announced in April.