Jimmy Graham Ruled Tight End for Franchise Tag by Arbitrator

Jimmy Graham Ruled Tight End for Franchise Tag by Arbitrator

NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Jimmy Graham, the New Orleans Saints star, is a tight end, not a wide receiver, for franchise tag purposes.
New Orleans -- (USA Today) NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Wednesday that Jimmy Graham, the New Orleans Saints star, is a tight end, not a wide receiver, for franchise tag purposes.

The Saints assigned Graham the franchise tag earlier this year, and Burbank's ruling means it comes with a $7.05 million salary, rather than the $12.3 million assigned to a wide receiver.

Graham will have the chance to appeal Burbank's ruling.
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