The New Orleans Saints are obviously pleased with NFL arbitrator Stepehn Burbank’s ruling last week that Jimmy Graham should be franchised as a tight end… but the Saints say that they don’t agree with the reasons behind reaching his decision.
It's official. Jimmy Graham is a Tight End! I think Saints fans knew that already, but now the NFL has confirmed that an arbitrator has solidified his roster spot as a tight end after a hearing began two weeks ago. However, the saga might still continue.
We'll likely call it "the Jimmy Graham Rule!" The NFL has decided to penalize players who dunk the ball over the goal post! The NFL Head of Officials, Dean Blandino, confirmed it today on the Dan Patrick Show on 1130 the Tiger.
The NFL's Management Council has placed the franchise tag on Saints' Jimmy Graham at the position of tight end. However, Graham's time spent at the receiver position could have the deal headed toward arbitration.