An arbitrator ruled Wednesday that New Orleans Saints player Jimmy Graham is a tight end and not a wide receiver.
The ruling means the team can now franchise tag Graham as a tight end at $7 million. The franchise tag, which allow teams to keep one prized free agent, as a wide receiver would have been $12.3 million.
Graham filed the grievance because he believes he often lines up as a wide receiver and should be paid as such. Graham, agent Jimmy Sexton and the NFL Players Association can appeal the decision.
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