Even though Jimmy Graham appealed his franchise tag ruling, it won’t hold back his agent and the Saints from working out a long-term deal.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Graham and the Saints are close to getting a long-term extension done.
Saints and Jimmy Graham closing in on long-term deal to make him highest-paid TE in NFL history. Now optimism deal done by Tues deadline.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2014
If a new deal doesn’t get done by Tuesday at 4pm eastern time, Graham will have to play the 2014 season under the franchise tag.