Saints coach Sean Payton says special-teams star, backup tight end Josh Hill is his kind of player _lowres

Associated Press photo by NAM Y. HUH -- New Orleans Saints tight end Josh Hill celebrates his 8-yard touchdown catch to start the second quarter Monday night in Chicago. The Saints beat the Chicago Bears 31-15.

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Saints coach Sean Payton was in no mood Monday to discuss which of his assistants or players would move forward with his organization after going 7-9 to miss the postseason this year and which would not — but he did make one exception.

And that was second-year tight end Josh Hill, who improbably was tied for No. 2 on the Saints in touchdown receptions with five and topped New Orleans in special-teams tackles with 10 (eight solo).

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