Brees says all young players in NFL want to be in Graham's position

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, top, leaps into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam) Show caption
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, top, leaps into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown run during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

For a couple of reasons, Saints quarterback Drew Brees won’t blame All-Pro Jimmy Graham if he sits out the team’s organized team activities in May and June. Brees is certain Graham will be ready when he returns, which almost certainly won’t be until his contract situation is resolved. And Brees knows missing voluntary offseason workouts are an inescapable part of high-stakes NFL playing deal negotiations that can drag out well into the summer.