Loomis says investment in kick return possible in draft

In his last session with the media before the start of the 2014 draft on Thursday, Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis acknowledged the Saints had to bolster their kick return game. Running back Darren Sproles — the primary handler of punt and kick return duties — had been traded away in March in exchange for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. Wide receiver Lance Moore, whose numbers were quite modest while backing up Sproles as a punt returner, was released in March and had moved on to Pittsburgh via free agency.