Monday, May 12, 2014

Jimmy Graham grievance hearing set for June 17-18

Posted By on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Per ESPN, two time Pro Bowl player Jimmy Graham's grievance hearing date is set for June 17-18. The basic part of the Graham's grievance is how much money the New Orleans Saints owe him under a franchise tag the team gave the tight end/wide receiver in March.

The Saints franchised Graham as a tight end due around $7 million. However, Graham filed a grievance through the NFL Players Association that he is owed more than $5 million, with an argument that he lined up much more as a wide receiver than as a basic tight end during the 2013 season. To keep things in perspective, the franchise tag for a wide receiver is worth around $12 million in 2014 - so that's where that $5 million number comes from.

What's next?

July 15: Deadline for the Saints to sign Graham to a multi-year contract or extension. After July 15, Graham can not be signed beyond the Saints' last regular season game.


Note

This is Jimmy Graham's Twitter bio. He may want to change it before the hearing.

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