Monday, March 3, 2014

So: The Saints slapped a franchise tag on Jimmy Graham. Thoughts?

Posted By on Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 2:42 PM

click to enlarge New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got a franchise tag from the team last Friday. Graham wants to be franchised as a wide receiver. - JEFFREY BEALL/CREATIVE COMMONS
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  • New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham got a franchise tag from the team last Friday. Graham wants to be franchised as a wide receiver.


The deadline to apply the franchise tag on NFL players is today. Last Friday, while the city was preoccupied with parades and Mardi Gras debauchery, the New Orleans Saints slapped the franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham.

As a franchised tight end, Graham is due around $6.8 million. However, per NFL.com, Graham may file a grievance with the league because he wants to be franchised as a wide receiver, not a tight end.

Should Graham be classified as tight end or a wide receiver? Will the Saints and the Pro Bowl player work out a similar deal like Terrell Suggs did with the Baltimore Ravens in 2008? Suggs and the Ravens split the difference in money between a linebacker and defensive end and Suggs dropped his grievance. Will the Saints do this for Graham between a wide receiver and tight end?

What do you think, Who Dat Nation? Leave your comments below on how the Saints can solve this issue.

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