Saints Jimmy Graham, Tight End Or Wide Receiver? NFL To Decide
For the last two days New Orleans Saints fans have been following the grievance hearings over Jimmy Graham's franchise tag put on him by the New Orleans Saints. Those hearings concluded yesterday.
The NFL Players Association and the NFL Management Council argued in the hearing on whether Saints Jimmy Graham should be labeled as a tight end or a wide receiver for franchise tag purposes.
Here is what the scenario is. The Saints will be required to offer Graham a one-year franchise tag salary of a little over seven million dollars or if the powers that be determine that Jimmy Graham is actually a wide receiver the Saints will have to pay him a little over 12 million dollars this season and will try and get a long term deal done.
The ruling on the hearing is expected to come sometime next week.