Drew Brees: "I want Jimmy Graham back"

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is adamant that he wants tight end Jimmy Graham to return to the club next season.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has insisted that he wants tight end Jimmy Graham back at the club next season.

The 27-year-old's contract runs out at the end of the current season, and the Saints are yet to come to an agreement with Graham over a new deal.

New Orleans have admitted that they could use the franchise tag on the tight end, but Graham's camp believes that he should be designated as a wide receiver rather than a tight end, which earns him more money for the one-year deal.

"I want Jimmy back!" Brees told the Dan Patrick Show. "I want Jimmy Graham back! It doesn't really matter what I say. That has no bearing on the rules of how he's designated."

Graham had an excellent year for the Saints catching 86 passes for 1,215 yards along with 16 touchdowns.

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