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New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) runs into the end zone while scoring on a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans during their NFL football game in New Orleans, La., Sept. 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Sean Gardner) New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) runs into the end zone while scoring on a touchdown pass against the Houston Texans during their NFL football game in New Orleans, La., Sept. 25, 2011. (REUTERS/Sean Gardner)  

Expensive Fight Over NFL Player’s Position Plays Out On Twitter

The New Orleans Saints and player Jimmy Graham are butting heads over what position he plays. His Twitter bio and website say that he’s a tight end, but he is insisting he’s a wide receiver.

The semantics of this matter, since a franchise tight end makes $7 million, while a wide receiver makes $12.3 million. The NFLPA says that Graham performs the actions of a receiver 67 percent of the time, but the NFL says his social media presence shows he identifies as a tight end, making him a tight end, reports For The Win.

Graham might want to think about changing his bio if he wants the extra $5.3 million a receiver gets. He’s been with the Saints since 2010.

 

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