Saints To Franchise Jimmy Graham If Unable To Reach Deal


The New Orleans Saints have no intentions of losing star tight end Jimmy Graham.

Graham who’s rookie deal has expired, has turned into a star, and is highly coveted.  The Saints can sign Graham to a long-term deal or they can use the franchise tag on him.

It’s still a tricky situation because Graham, who’s extremely versatile, can be franchised as a tight end or wide receiver.

Speaking at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday, Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said, via WWL-TV, that the Saints would use the franchise tag on Graham if they are unable to reach agreement on a longer deal.

Loomis also said they’d franchise him as a tight end, since he was drafted as one and, in the mind of the team, remains one.