Report: Jimmy Graham ruling expected next week

Saints' Jimmy Graham celebrates a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals on September 22, 2013
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A ruling into the New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham's franchise tag grievance is reportedly expected in the next week.

A ruling on Jimmy Graham's franchise tag grievance will reportedly be published in the next week.

The New Orleans Saints placed the tight end under their franchise tag for the 2014 season earlier this year, but he was unhappy with the move, believing that he should be paid as a wide receiver.

NBC Sports reports that an announcement is expected next week after arguments from both sides were heard by an arbitrator earlier this month.

Graham was the team's leader in receiving yards in 2013 with 1,215, and was one of just two tight ends in the top 30 receivers in the league last year.

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