Tight end Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement in principle on a new contract.

Graham announced the agreement via Twitter on Tuesday morning.

Terms of the deal have not been announced.

The two sides came down to the wire before the Tuesday 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contracts. But the fact that they reached a deal is a good sign that there won't be any lingering animosity from the negotiations, which included a groundbreaking arbitration hearing in which Saints coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis testified against Graham's wide receiver argument.