Saints News 7/9/13: Hernandez, Gronkowski Struggles Make Graham Look Even Better

Streeter Lecka

Mike Florio makes a good point in an article from earlier today - "From Gronkowski’s injuries and surgeries and party-boy tendencies to Hernandez’s legal entanglements, Graham is looking like the best of the bunch. And the Saints need to acknowledge that with a long-term deal." Agreed! Graham is worth much more than his rookie contract pays him. Will Mickey Loomis ink him to a worthy deal this summer or will Graham have to wait until his current contract expires?

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