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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that Jimmy Graham is a tight end for franchise designation purposes. Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter...

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that Jimmy Graham is a tight end for franchise designation purposes.

Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:30 AM   #2
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Just heard on sirius
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:30 AM   #3
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Just saw that. NFL.com

Well at least that's over. Let's see what's next.
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Now earn that long term deal by learning how to block. Everything else is golden!
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:44 AM   #5
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Knew it....move on...sign your deal and get in camp
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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Happy about the designation. More happy that all this foolishment is over.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:07 PM   #7
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According to the article on nola.com, Graham and the NFLPA can appeal to a 3 person panel. I thought this was done with the arbitrator's decision. When is it final?
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:11 PM   #8
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Time for the Saints to take the next step. Offer him a backloaded 5-year-deal for about 45 or 50 million. The dude has far outproduced his rookie deal and never complained, he does need to be rewarded.
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Common sense prevails

Right now lets get the long term deal done
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:12 PM   #10
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Don't think an appeal would overturn this ruling, common sense won out, I just see him becoming the highest paid tight end before the deadline.
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