Saints News, 3/3/14: NFL Sets Graham's Franchise Tag Value at $7.05 million

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The NFL has formally designated New Orleans' Jimmy Graham as a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag value, which is now set at $7.05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal.

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