To no surprise, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is hoping he and his team can reach a long-term agreement to avoid the franchise tag.
Saints general manager Mickey Loomis previously stated that the organization would designate the franchise tag for tight ends on Graham, though a dispute could arise as to whether he's actually a receiver.
To keep this from happening, the two sides will have to agree on a contract before free agency.
"I'm not too keen on the franchise tag," Graham told reporters at a Pro Bowl practice. "That would be really unfortunate, but that's really all I have to say about that. That's real unfortunate. If that happens, it doesn't really matter what I prefer.”
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
AUG 22 Joel Corry
Considered by many as a ‘red flag prospect’ during draft season, the Cincinnati linebacker continues to prove people wrong.
AUG 19 Jesse Lawrence
Seahawks, 49ers tickets lead most expensive Rivalry Game premiums on secondary market
AUG 19 Ari Nissim
A look at what the Panthers signal-caller can expect come contract time.