NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) - Reportedly the New Orleans Saints and representatives of Jimmy Graham are attempting to hammer out an agreement for a new multiyear deal before Tuesday's deadline.
If the two sides can't work out their differences, Graham will have to settle for $7 million for the 2014 season. He could also decide to sit out the season.
On Monday Graham appealed the NFL arbitrator ruling that designated him as a tight end and not as a wide receiver. NFL arbitrator Stephen Burbank made that ruling on July 2.
His appeal opens up the possibility that Graham could receive a wide receiver tag which would up his salary to $12 million for the 2014 season, instead of $7 million.
Hopefully before 3 p.m. arrives on Tuesday Graham and the Saints will be in that number, agreeing to a new multi-year deal making him the highest paid tight end in the NFL.