According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the New Orleans Saints use the non-exclusive franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham which means any team can sign him as long as they’re willing to give up two first round picks.
Saints slapped @TheJimmyGraham w NON-exclusive tag, creating more drama. Any team can sign Graham for 2 1st picks or Saints can match
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 1, 2014
While Graham is probably the best tight end in the NFL, there’s no way any team will give two first rounders for him and the Saints know that.