Highlighting New Orleans Saints’ Biggest Offseason Obstacles

December 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New Orleans Saints may be in the midst of a heated divisional race, but it’s never too early to start thinking about next year as the Saints will be facing a number of offseason obstacles before the 2014 campaign begins.
As Monday night’s crushing loss to the Seattle Seahawks suggested, the Saints have several areas they need to improve upon, and they will likely address as many of those deficiencies as possible through the draft and free agency.
But the giant, black and gold elephant in the room is the contract situation of one Jimmy Graham, who’s in the final year of his contract.
The 6’7” All-Pro sits at the top of the heap of the game’s best tight ends. On the season, he has 68 catches for 988 yards and 12 touchdowns. He’s the clear-cut favorite target of quarterback Drew Brees and draws the most attention from opposing defenses week-in and week-out.
Many organizations in the league would have already locked Gra...

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