Jimmy Graham, tight end – (Franchise Tag)
List compiled by Tom Planchet
The highest-rated potential free agent in the league by most accounts. The Saints knew that and placed the franchise tag on him. The real battle will be signing him to a long term deal and a possible union contention that he be treated as a receiver rather than a tight end for the purposes of the tag. It’s likely he’ll be a Saint in 2014, but trouble could loom in future years if the team can’t reach a long term deal.