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New Orleans Saints will look to add tight ends in free agency, draft, Mickey Loomis tells radio station

By Christopher Dabe, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
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updated February 17, 2016 at 3:05 PM

The New Orleans Saints will look to add multiple tight ends through free agency and the draft, general manager Mickey Loomis said in a radio interview Tuesday with SiriusXM.

During an interview in which Loomis said the team had not yet begun talks with Drew Brees about a contract extension, the GM noted Josh Hill and Jack Tabb as possible options at the position where expected free agent Benjamin Watson posted career-best numbers in 2015.

"He's kind of been in the background behind Jimmy Graham when he was here and Benjamin last year as well," Loomis said of Hill, according to interview excerpts posted to the Saints team site. "He's got a lot of talent. I know this -- he's a versatile tight end in that he can help us in the pass game and the run game. We are excited about him."

Loomis noted Tabb as "a college free agent (who) was doing some really good things in training camp and he was injured."

"We got a couple other prospects that we'll see how it goes," Loomis said. "And look, we're hoping to add a few in free agency and the draft."

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Please don't make Josh Hill out to be a future HOFer like Payton did last off season.
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I don't like the tone- it's as if he already considers Watson gone.
We have much, much bigger problems than TE, so I hope we cough up the extra million and lock down Watson.

As for Hill, the door was opened for him last year, but he stayed on the porch. Maybe even under the porch
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Hill was good when he played under the radar. But when he got a defenses full attention he had nothing left to offer.
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Please don't make Josh Hill out to be a future HOFer like Payton did last off season.
C'mon man, Payton didn't make him out to be anything more than an intriguing prospect.

Where do ya'll get this stuff from?
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Hill was good when he played under the radar. But when he got a defenses full attention he had nothing left to offer.
He really didn't get much of an opportunity, Watson took over...
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C'mon man, Payton didn't make him out to be anything more than an intriguing prospect.

Where do ya'll get this stuff from?
People on here did....they said he was the next JG...big red zone threat....always next season....
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People on here did....they said he was the next JG...big red zone threat....always next season....
I don't remember anyone saying Josh Hill was the next Jimmy Graham.
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FREE AGENT TIGHT ENDS:

Jermaine Gresham TE 28 ARI
Tony Moeaki TE 29 ATL
Allen Reisner TE 27 BAL RFA
Chase Ford TE 26 BAL RFA
MarQueis Gray TE 26 BUF RFA
Rob Housler TE 28 CHI
Zach Miller TE 31 CHI
Jim Dray TE 29 CLE
James Hanna TE 27 DAL
Vernon Davis TE 32 DEN
Bear Pascoe TE 30 DET
Timothy Wright TE 26 DET RFA
Andrew Quarless TE 27 GB
Coby Fleener TE 27 IND
Dwayne Allen TE 26 IND
Jack Doyle TE 26 IND RFA
Clay Harbor TE 29 JAX
Marcedes Lewis TE 32 JAX
Jared Cook TE 29 LA
Brandon Williams TE 28 MIA RFA
Rhett Ellison TE 27 MIN
Ben Watson TE 35 NO
Josh Hill TE 26 NO RFA
Michael Hoomanawanui TE 28 NO
Daniel Fells TE 32 NYG
Larry Donnell TE 27 NYG RFA
Kellen Davis TE 30 NYJ
Zach Sudfeld TE 27 NYJ RFA
Rob Blanchflower TE 26 PIT
Antonio Gates TE 36 SD
John Phillips TE 29 SD
Ladarius Green TE 26 SD
Anthony McCoy TE 28 SEA
Chase Coffman TE 29 SEA
Brian Leonhardt TE 26 SF
Alex Smith TE 34 WAS
Logan Paulsen TE 29 WAS

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