Tight end Jimmy Graham has tweeted that he’s signed a new long-term deal with the New Orleans Saints.
It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support.
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014
The Saints and Graham had until 4pm today to get a new deal done, or else he would have had to play under the franchise tag this coming season.
Update: Graham’s deal is expected to pay him $10 million a year, which will easily make him the highest paid tight end in the NFL.
Update: The Saints have confirmed they’ve agreed to a new deal with Jimmy Graham.
Update: Graham’s new deal will pay him $40 million over 4 years with $21 million guaranteed.