Saints head coach Sean Payton says TE Jimmy Graham likely will not participate in offseason workouts because of his contract situation.
The Saints threw the franchise tag on Graham which, for tight ends, would mean the Saints would have to pay him $6.709 million. However, Graham and his people filed a grievance saying that he's more deserving of the $11.6 million that wide receivers get when tagged. Given his role in the offense and the numbers he's put up, he does make a great point. He won;t practice with the team until this is resolved.
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