SAINTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SAINTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sports briefs: Mariners release former Taylorsville High star John Buck http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58188290-77/kluwe-vikings-graham-nfl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58188290-77/kluwe-vikings-graham-nfl.html.csp">Sports briefs: Mariners release former Taylorsville High star John Buck</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T23:08:04.607-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 11:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">MLB • The Seattle Mariners have released former Taylorsville High standout John Buck after no other major league claimed him through waivers. The 33-year-old catcher went to the 2010 All-Star Game while playing in Toronto, but was hitting just .226 with a home run this season. Cowboys releasing backup QB Orton NFL • The Dallas Cowboys are releasing Kyle Orton after their backup quarterback missed all the offseason workouts amid reports he was considering retirement. A person with knowledge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58188290@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:08:04 MDT NFL notes: Arbitrator rules Saints’ Graham is a tight end http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58143627-77/graham-alonso-tight-arbitrator.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58143627-77/graham-alonso-tight-arbitrator.html.csp">NFL notes: Arbitrator rules Saints’ Graham is a tight end</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T22:35:32.097-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Saints’ Jimmy Graham and the NFL Players Association were dealt a setback Wednesday when an arbitrator ruled that he can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation. NFLPA had filed a grievance arguing that Graham was used as a wide receiver often enough to qualify for the more lucrative receiver tag. But arbitrator Stephen Burbank disagreed and now the NFLPA is reviewing his ruling, and will advise Graham on his options, which could include an appeal. Gr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581436272014-07-02T22:35:32.097-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T22:35:32.097-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58143627@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:35:32 MDT NFL: Denver TE Julius Thomas keeps eye on Jimmy Graham situation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58098166-77/tight-thomas-graham-receiver.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58098166-77/tight-thomas-graham-receiver.html.csp">NFL: Denver TE Julius Thomas keeps eye on Jimmy Graham situation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ARNIE STAPLETON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T23:19:37.861-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Englewood, Colo. • It’s the $5 million question that’s rumbling through NFL front offices and locker rooms alike: Is All-Pro Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints a tight end or a really big wide receiver? It matters to men like Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas of the Denver Broncos, who’s up for a big pay raise and could be facing a franchise tag himself after the upcoming season. The Saints gave Graham the franchise tag for about $7 million as a tight end, the position he’s been listed at for...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580981662014-06-21T23:19:37.861-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T23:19:37.861-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58098166@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:19:37 MDT