Report: Saints will likely have to franchise Jimmy Graham

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reported on Tuesday that the Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham are several millions of dollars apart from getting an extension worked out.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, it look like the Saints will have to use the franchise tag on Graham.

If the Saints use the tag on Graham it will be as a tight end and I’m sure he will then file a grievance stating that he deserves to be tagged as a wide receiver, which would get him more money.