New Orleans Saints plan to use franchise tag on Jimmy Graham

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The New Orleans Saints plan to use their franchise tag on receiver Jimmy Graham, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Schefter tweeted earlier today: "No great surprise, but the Saints will use their franchise tag on tight end Jimmy Graham before Monday’s deadline, per a league source."

The tag will enable the Saints' to keep ahold of free agent, Graham for one more season paying him a set amount determined to the league depending on his position.

There has been some debate regarding Graham's extension as he believes he should not receive the franchise tag sum for tight ends as he plays the majority of the time.

Graham had over 1,200 receiving yards for 16 touchdowns last season as the Saints made it to the NFC divisional round in the playoffs.

The receiver was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Saints after playing college football for Miami.

All NFL teams have until Monday next week to make their decision regarding franchise tags.

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