The Jimmy Graham franchise tag saga is over. Graham announced early Tuesday on Twitter he has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints, hours before a deadline for hashing out a long-term deal. "It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning!" Graham tweeted. "Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support." Greg Bensel, the Saints' senior vice president of communications/broadcasting, confirmed the "multi-year deal." Terms of the contract weren't immediately available, but it was expected to make Graham the highest-paid tight end in NFL history. The deal was close since Monday afternoon, a person with knowledge of negotiations told USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.
Jimmy Graham agrees to multi-year deal with Saints
USA Today | Jul 15