"That's the No. 1 thing on my plate to handle. It will get handled. I'm confident that it will get resolved."
"I think very clearly, since the beginning of these negotiations, which began a year ago, (getting a deal done has) been on the forefront of our minds," Loomis said. "Drew wants a contract that keeps him in New Orleans for the rest of his career.
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"It's the most important contract we have to do."
In a weird way, molasses-like movement of negotiations could work out in the Saints' favor. We all know a deal will get done, and when it does, the team can hold a big happy press conference and speak about a future in which there is nothing but blue skies and smooth sailing ahead.