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Old 02-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #17
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Default Re: Steelers looking to extend Heath Miller

Originally Posted by tony hipchest View Post
Miller will be first priority because why keep him on ice when he will be the easiest to negotiate with?

new deals for tight ends are pretty cut and dry unless you are Jimmy Graham who is half a wide receiver and once paid as such
Yep - tight ends that often are split wide are not happy that their franchise # is a lot lower than WRs

The difference between the likely franchise-tag designations for tight end and wide receiver is nearly $5 million—about $11.6 million for wide receiver, the third highest-salaried position, to some $6.8 million for tight ends, above only kicking specialists on the list (as estimated by Last offseason, the difference was $4.5 million.

New Orleans GM says deal with it

Multiple reports have said that Graham and his agent, Jimmy Sexton, will file a grievance through the NFL Players Association against the NFL Management Council, seeking to have Graham designated as a wideout because, according to stats compiled by ESPN , he lined up wide or in the slot on 67 percent of his plays last season....

Graham’s snap-count argument doesn't seem to faze Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who told the New Orleans Times-Picayune at the Senior Bowl last month: “This business about what position he is? I think he's a tight end. That’s where we drafted him, that's where we play him.’’
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