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Mickey Loomis: unsigned RFA's won't affect Saints' draft

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says he isn't sure when five key restricted free agents might sign new contracts with the club, but he won't let it affect his draft preparations.

Loomis says running back Pierre Thomas, receiver Lance Moore, safety Roman Harper, guard Jahri Evans and left tackle Jammal Brown did not indicate by Friday whether they expected to attend the beginning of offseason workouts on Monday.

The Saints hold the rights to those players because their deadline to sign offer sheets from other teams passed Thursday night.

Loomis says none of them told him they want to be traded and he expects them all back eventually, so there won't be any new urgency to add depth to their positions through the draft.

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