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Saints Jimmy Graham is Officially a Tight End

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Jimmy Graham attends the Bud Light Madden Bowl at The Bud Light Hotel on January 30, 2014. (Andrew H. Walker/Getty)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham is officially a tight end, an NFL Media insider reported Wednesday.

The NFL Players Association had filed a grievance in May arguing that Graham played as a wide receiver more often, despite being labeled as a tight end.

The ruling is only for franchise tag purposes.

However Franchise tag wide receivers make about $5 million more than franchise tag tight ends, and the ruling is expected to impact Graham’s potential long term contract with the Saints.

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