Jimmy Graham 80 | Tight End

New Orleans Saints

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Tue. July 15, 2014 Subscribe 
News: The New Orleans Saints on Tuesday confirmed a multiyear contract with Graham, ending a protracted holdout for the star tight end. Graham skipped all of the Saints' voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts - and challenged the NFL's franchise tag process through arbitration. Impact: The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, contending Graham was used as a wide receiver often enough to qualify for the more lucrative receiver tag, worth about $5 million a year more than the $7 million tag for a tight end.(STATS, 11:01am)
Tue. July 15, 2014
News: Graham signed a four-year, $40 million contract with the Saints on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Impact: The deal includes $21 million in guarantees, but more importantly, Graham exceeded the franchise threshold ($7.035 million in 2014) for tight ends on a yearly basis. The 27-year-old can now focus the remainder of his prime stretching defenses and using his massive 6-7, 265 frame to outduel the opposition. Over the past three seasons, he's averaged 90 receptions (on 142.3 targets) for 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns and has only missed one contest.(RotoWire, )
Mon. July 14, 2014
News: Graham appealed the July 2 decision that ruled he's deserving of the franchise tag as a tight end and not a wideout, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports. Impact: Graham and the Saints still have a deadline of Tuesday at 4 PM to reach an agreement, but the appeal is a procedural move to fall back on, if talks fail. After gathering in 86 receptions for 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns last year, he's certainly worthy of a contract in excess of the $7.035 million that the franchise tag would provide a tight end.(RotoWire, )
Jimmy Graham
2013 Season
Ht: 6' 7"  Wt: 265  Age: 27
Born: 11/24/1986, Goldsboro, North Carolina
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Experience: 5th season
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 3
(95th overall by the Saints)
Salary: $1,323,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury