franchaise tag http://wwno.org en Brees' Franchise Tag Arbitration Hearing Held http://wwno.org/post/brees-franchise-tag-arbitration-hearing-held <p>PHILADELPHIA &mdash; NFL Players Association attorney Jeffrey Kessler says an arbitrator expects to rule within a week on arguments presented concerning the Saints&#39; use of the NFL&#39;s franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees.</p><p>Arbitrator Stephen Burbank is handling the matter of how to interpret language in the NFL&#39;s collective bargaining agreement, which requires any club that designates a player as a franchise player for the third time to give him a 44 percent raise.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:04:01 +0000 The Associated Press 14766 at http://wwno.org