I wonder if Marques Colston could be a casualty here? They could try and force Nick Toon into his role.
Will Smith is gone, Harper is gone, either Pierre Thomas or Mark Ingram will likely be gone. Lance Moore could be another one.
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"The Saints will want to have the ability to tag him for a $6.8 million tender offer, which is the tight end amount, while Graham will want to be tendered at $11.6 million, the wide receiver amount."
Since when did players have any voice or power against the franchise tag, which was made specifically to give the team complete leverage over one player in terms of negotiation rights? It should not matter what Graham wants at all.
If the Saints want to tag him as a TE, which is his designated position and the no-brainer choice, then that should be final no matter what Graham wants, argue, or cry about.
It wouldn't make sense. If TEs can just pick the more $$$ WR franchise tag, then there would no point of TE franchise tags in the current market.
Next thing you know, Brandon Myers would be wanting a WR tag in the future since he's only useful for catching passes. lol
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I just find it interesting because Graham outperforms many receivers, yet he can't earn as much money as them. 1200 yards and 16 touchdowns would be deemed an elite season for any wide receiver.
14th in receiving yards
1st in touchdowns
According to PFF, Graham lined up at TE on only 33% of his snaps last season. A miniscule amount, but I suppose the simple fact that he lines up as one at all is what defines him.
Yes, it's most certainly the Saints' call. Graham can campaign, but he has no say over what his team decides to do. The only thing he could do is refuse the contract and hold out.
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It's just a can of worms waiting to open if players are allowed to cross positions just for the higher franchise tag.
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