Source: NFLPA files grievance for Graham
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It took a little longer than anticipated, but New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham has filed a grievance through the NFL Players Association to challenge whether he should be considered a tight end or wide receiver for franchise-tag purposes.
A league source confirmed Graham's grievance, which was reported earlier Wednesday by USA Today.
The Saints placed the franchise tag on Graham in early March, and the NFL's management council ruled that he is a tight end, a position that has a mandatory tag salary of $7.05 million.
It's also unclear what motivated Graham to file the grievance at this time.
The ultimate deadline hanging over Graham and the Saints is July 15.