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.
Update on contract talks between #Saints and offensive player Jimmy Graham: No progress. Still far apart. Still looking like a franchise tag
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2014
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.