Loomis is "sure" Saints can work out a long-term contract with Graham

Associated Press file photo by Matthew HintonNew Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis speaks during a media availability at the team's training facilities. Show caption
Associated Press file photo by Matthew HintonNew Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis speaks during a media availability at the team's training facilities.

New Orleans Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said on Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday the team will let the contract process with tight end Jimmy Graham work itself out to a successful conclusion.

“These negotiations are always a process, and Jimmy’s been a great player for us for the last four years,” Loomis said. “Look, I had hoped and I’m sure he had hoped we’d come to some conclusion on a longer-term deal before this. But we haven’t yet, and hopefully we will. . . . We’ll just let it play out, and I’m sure we’ll get something resolved.”

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