Jimmy Graham Appeals Decision Ruling Him A TE

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Jimmy Graham franchise tag

Jimmy Graham has decided to fight NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank’s decision ruling him a tight end instead of a wide receiver for franchise tagging purposes.

But all of that will likely go away if Graham and the Saints come to terms on a contract that would reportedly make him the highest paid tight end in NFL history.

[ESPN]

The two sides are nearing a long-term deal that will make Graham the highest-paid tight end in NFL history, according to those sources. The sides are now actively trying to put the finishing touches on a long-term deal and there is optimism the deal will get done by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to sources.

Genius move by Graham to put up this fight.  I’m certain it provides leverage while at the bargaining table.

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