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.
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.