Jimmy Graham announces he's been tagged

At least Jimmy Graham had some humor about it.

With the deadline approaching on Monday, the Saints were previously reported to be giving the tight end the franchise tag. Graham confirmed this on his personal twitter account.

"Confirming it's officially Franchisefriday... TAG ... I guess I'm it..," he wrote.

Graham has publicly stated he didn't want the franchise tag. Then again, nobody in the NFL wants it. Long-term security is more important than one year with a high salary to these guys.

That's not to say the Saints can't get a deal done with Graham. They'll have until July 15 to work something out. Otherwise, Graham will play the season with the designation — whether it's at tight end or wide receiver.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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