• Loomis: Saints will franchise Graham as a tight end if no long-term deal

    Summary of 16 articles · Updated Jan 23, 2014
    • New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis has some tough decisions to make in the offseason

      Loomis: 'It's just a puzzle that we have to piece together and make sure all the pieces fit'
      Sources: nola.com ESPN.com
    • Loomis impressed by defense's resilience

      General manager Mickey Loomis said he had a good feeling about the New Orleans Saints' defense after he saw the early changes taking place under new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan last summer. But Loomis admitted that he didn’t quite know what to expect…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • The next big thing: Saints

      It’s not hard to identify the biggest issue for the New Orleans Saints this offseason. Their top priority will be to re-sign unrestricted free-agent tight end Jimmy Graham, either through a long-term deal or the franchise tag. Either one will be groundb…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Saints, Graham almost certainly headed for franchise-tag fight

      Earlier this week, Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis said that the team will apply the tight end version of the franchise tag to Jimmy Graham, if a long-term deal isn’t worked out before then. In other words, the Saints will be applying the tight end version of…
    • New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees selects tight end Jimmy Graham, defensive end Cam Jordan in Pro Bowl draft

      Drew Brees takes Jimmy Graham with No. 2 overall pick
      Source: nola.com
    • What grade would you give the New Orleans Saints tight ends?

      Did the Saints tight ends pass with flying colors this season?
      Source: nola.com
    • Loomis: Secret is out on Ryan Pace

      MOBILE, Ala. -- After losing quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi to the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was asked about another hot name in the organization -- player personnel director Ryan Pace. Earlier this mont…
      Sources: ESPN.com nola.com
    • New Orleans Saints positional analysis: tight ends

      Jimmy Graham enters contract negotiations coming off an All-Pro season
      Source: nola.com
    • Loomis: Good year, but expectations higher

      MOBILE, Ala. -- New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis visited with the media Tuesday to review the 2013 season and look ahead to 2014. The hottest topic, obviously, was the looming contract talks with free agent tight Jimmy Graham and the pos…
      Source: ESPN.com
    • GM says Saints will tag Graham if necessary

      Mickey Loomis said the Saints will use the franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham if necessary -- a move that could trigger a groundbreaking battle over whether the pending free agent should be officially considered a tight end or a wide receiver.
      Sources: ESPN.com nola.com
  • New Orleans Saints positional analysis: linebackers

    Curtis Lofton, David Hawthorne led group to bounce-back 2013 season
    Source: nola.com

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