Loomis sheds no light on Graham, defends Saints offense

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saints helmetSaints general manager Mickey Loomis said “there is no update” on any contract negotiations between tight end Jimmy Graham’s agent and the team.

Loomis made the remark at his annual pre-draft press conference. The first round of the NFL draft is Thursday night.

Graham was franchised tag as a tight end. The NFLPA has filed a grievance on Graham’s behalf requesting that he be tagged as a wide receiver. The difference in the two tags is $5.3 million. The filing of the grievance was first reported by USA Today.

Loomis also defended the Saints offense. To hear those comments and more from the press conference, here’s a report from WGNO Sports.