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From ESPN's Mike Triplett: "The grievance hearing over Graham's franchise-tag designation has been scheduled for June 17-18, according to a league source. It's unclear whether a third-party arbitrator has been selected. At stake is how much the Saints will be required to pay Graham under the franchise tag. The NFL's management council declared Graham a tight end when he was franchised in early March, requiring the Saints to offer him a one-year salary of $7.035 million."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hearing set for June 17-18, per source, to determine whether <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Jimmy Graham is TE or WR <a href="http://t.co/fJuHbw7mSM">http://t.co/fJuHbw7mSM</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/465877119734530048">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> announce 2014 rookie free agent class <a href="http://t.co/ZJCEOKrrsQ">http://t.co/ZJCEOKrrsQ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsDraft&amp;src=hash">#SaintsDraft</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/465894315487547392">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints add 17 undrafted free agents, including MTSU QB Logan Kilgore <a href="http://t.co/gYIEECkHj0">http://t.co/gYIEECkHj0</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/465912210800119808">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> is suspending <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Rams&amp;src=hash">#Rams</a> WR Stedman Bailey for 4 games for violating the league’s policy on performing enhancing substance, source says</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/465942631189454849">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So what&#39;s going on with jay z why she attacked him and why Beyoncé just stood there</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/statuses/465945686538989568">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bill Belichick &quot;optimistic&quot; Will Smith will be healthy enough to help Pats <a href="http://t.co/V1ME2GP8xs">http://t.co/V1ME2GP8xs</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/465943123193913344">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Its not the size of the step,its the direction!-Santa Ana&#10;&#10;Def took a step in the right direction today. Excited about whats to come.<a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23whodat&amp;src=hash">#whodat</a></p>&mdash; Curtis Lofton (@CurtisLofton50) <a href="https://twitter.com/CurtisLofton50/statuses/465940013054951424">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Swagged out! Fam beach trip 2K14! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23cartopcarriersrock&amp;src=hash">#cartopcarriersrock</a> <a href="http://t.co/GUbQZQr4pY">pic.twitter.com/GUbQZQr4pY</a></p>&mdash; Will Herring (@wherring54) <a href="https://twitter.com/wherring54/statuses/465930618032128000">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>D&amp;B this Friday for the Jahri Evans Annual Fundraiser Bowling Party !!!! Make sure ya come thru!!! <a href="http://t.co/EqNePsxt9m">pic.twitter.com/EqNePsxt9m</a></p>&mdash; DJ Diamond Kuts (@djdiamondkuts) <a href="https://twitter.com/djdiamondkuts/statuses/465824600643743744">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>A review of the <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> draft on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast <a href="http://t.co/T3JVbgDnVr">http://t.co/T3JVbgDnVr</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanKelleyLive">@SeanKelleyLive</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaintsDraft&amp;src=hash">#SaintsDraft</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/465910972633210880">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL announces that -- across NFLN and ESPN&#39;s networks -- the draft drew 45.7 million viewers. Beats the 2010 record of 45.4 million. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23jff&amp;src=hash">#jff</a></p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/465903558500442113">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jairus Byrd keychain I made in my drafting class! <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd">@jairusbyrd</a> <a href="http://t.co/HNShEDnWrz">pic.twitter.com/HNShEDnWrz</a></p>&mdash; John Morgan (@Jmorgggg) <a href="https://twitter.com/Jmorgggg/statuses/465862211647176705">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No surprise VY let go. Multiple Browns players told me Thigpen was far better than Young at minicamp and now with JFF in town, 2 many QBs</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/465902629634076672">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mike Smith also confirmed ATL eliminated &quot;F&quot; spot (move TE) from offense. Will go in-line TE only. 3-wide base with Julio, Roddy, Harry.</p>&mdash; Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) <a href="https://twitter.com/adamlevitan/statuses/465896831923544066">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>All names on <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> list of undrafted rookies were previously reported. 2 they didn&#39;t announce - K Sergio Castillo and LB TraShaun Nixon...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/465897544732917760">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That could mean that those players were invited on tryout basis only or plans changed or deals just haven&#39;t been announced yet.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/465897674953457664">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ESPN&#39;s Jeffri Chadiha ranks <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> and Cooks among best &#39;draft marriages&#39; <a href="http://t.co/WIp8WXQJ8f">http://t.co/WIp8WXQJ8f</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNNFL">@espnnfl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/465891425674997760">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Top rookies for dynasty leagues also includes <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Brandin Cooks (requires Insider access) <a href="http://t.co/oMoDPL1RVP">http://t.co/oMoDPL1RVP</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNFantasy">@espnfantasy</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/465894365441687552">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> WR Brandon Coleman rated as top undrafted free agent by ESPN/Scouts Inc. (requires Insider access) <a href="http://t.co/AQxWEH4j9n">http://t.co/AQxWEH4j9n</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/465873516244393984">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Patriots leaked scouting report on Johnny Manziel :&#10;&#10;<a href="http://t.co/ADXARqWSFV">http://t.co/ADXARqWSFV</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/statuses/465864328088788993">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Patriots, NFL not talking about leaked Johnny Manziel scouting report <a href="http://t.co/9EUB0aPmUz">http://t.co/9EUB0aPmUz</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/statuses/465861169937276928">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baylen with his great Grandpa Akins getting some pointers on bull riding...showing a little swagger! <a href="http://t.co/8FX5IuQYl3">pic.twitter.com/8FX5IuQYl3</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/statuses/465700408401620993">May 12, 2014</a></blockquote>

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