• New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham says franchise tag would be "unfortunate"

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jan 27, 2014
    That's what New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham wants, but he might have to settle for the franchise tag instead. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Tuesday that the team will use the franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham if a long-term deal can’t be reached. “That’s real unfortunate,” Graham told NFL.com while in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl. If New Orleans uses its franchise tag on Graham, the move likely would trigger a groundbreaking battle over whether the pending free agent should be officially considered a tight end or a wide receiver. Graham is one of the Saints' best players, an elite pass-catcher no matter what his position designation is. Brees floated up a jump ball for his go-to guy, and Graham went up in front of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes to snag it. It binds the player to his team for one season, but at a salary equal to average salary of the top five salaries at a given position or 120 percent of the player’s salary in the previous year
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  • Brees, Graham connect in Pro Bowl win

    The New Orleans Saints' Pro Bowlers made the most out of their Hawaiian vacation on Sunday night when they wound up on the winning side of the NFL's annual all-star game. All five Saints Pro Bowlers (quarterback Drew Brees, tight end Jimmy Graham, guard…
    Source: ESPN.com

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