Sean Payton dismisses Ray Rice report

Sunday morning, a report surfaced indicating the New Orleans Saints were interested in bringing in Ray Rice to add depth to the position.

Following his win over the Steelers, Saints coach Sean Payton shot it down, saying he's happy with where his running backs are at the moment.

"I think I would know if we were interested in signing any player and so — but those are the Sunday splash reports," Payton said. "When you're in this business on Sunday, you gotta have something that everyone reads, regardless if it's truthful or not."

Starter Mark Ingram has had a fine season when healthy and Pierre Thomas has returned in recent weeks. Payton also told reporters that Khiry Robinson is expected back next week, too.

Rice's name will probably bounce around in reports until a team signs him — whether it's during the remainder of this season or during the offseason. As Payton said, that's the nature of the business.

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