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Benjamin Watson lined up just to the outside of the left tackle on one play. Josh Hill was split wide on another. Both followed their assignments during a recent New Orleans Saints offseason practice.

Saints coaches insist they have asked the tight ends to do everything Jimmy Graham would have if he and the team were not in the middle of a contract dispute that has caused him to stay away from practices.

"Some other guys are getting reps, but as far as what we are installing and what we are doing, it's not changing," Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael said.

The Saints completed their second round of OTAs Thursday, and the team will hold three minicamp practices open to the public next week starting Tuesday in Metairie.

Graham will likely miss those practices unless he and the Saints reach an unexpected resolution before a grievance hearing scheduled for June 17. His continued absence will give the four other tight ends on the 90-man roster more chances in practice.



"It's just one more rep a piece while we're going through our team period," Saints tight end coach Terry Malone said.

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Old 06-08-2014, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: Tight ends Benjamin Watson, Josh Hill carry on without Jimmy Graham

actually i hope watson and drew get more time to work on their rapport.
hill needs all the extra reps he can get

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So anyone wanna early mock those two first round picks we are going to get for Graham soon? I like Watson and Hill. But they sure aren't Graham out there.
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A deal will get done. No worries.
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So anyone wanna early mock those two first round picks we are going to get for Graham soon? I like Watson and Hill. But they sure aren't Graham out there.
But using his 12 million can sure buy some top notch talent elsewhere.
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But using his 12 million can sure buy some top notch talent elsewhere.
It's really a win-win situation... all potential outcomes have the ability to benefit the Saints.

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I wondered why Watson did not get more targets? He looks like he could be our number one tight end if need be. I am glad our backups are getting time with Drew. This can only help down the road.
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It's really a win-win situation... all potential outcomes have the ability to benefit the Saints.

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I wondered why Watson did get more targets? He looks like he could be our number one tight end if need be. I am glad our backups are getting time with Drew. This can only help down the road.
i was not crazy about the signing of watson because i was not sure which player would show up. i think we got a good version of watson and i agree Drew needs to get little more blind faith in some of these new faces we got running around.

Jimmy can not continue to be used the way he has been. if so he will never complete a 16 game season. right now i have him entering into the colston club house. they will miss 2 games min with injury. min
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Please explain!
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