News

New deal for Saints TE Jimmy Graham

New deal for Saints TE Jimmy Graham

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) prepares to stop Atlanta Falcons free safety Thomas DeCoud (28) during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Atlanta. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/John Bazemore

 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints and tight end Jimmy Graham have resolved their differences. The club has confirmed that the two sides have agreed to a multiyear contract. Graham skipped all of the Saints’ voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts — and challenged the NFL’s franchise tag process through arbitration.

The NFL Players Association filed a grievance, contending Graham was used as a wide receiver often enough to qualify for the more lucrative receiver tag, worth about $5 million a year more than the $7 million tag for a tight end.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Shaq Thompson gets some love from ESPN

Fresh
uw univeristy of washington huskies 7 shaq thompson lb

UW linebacker Shaq Thompson has been named the 14th best player in the PAC-12 in ESPN's PAC-12 ranking blog

in Sports

Riley says Heat will be competitive

Fresh
Miami Heat President Pat Riley listens to a question during a news conference with guard Ray Allen who signed an NBA basketball contract with the Miami Heat, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Miami.

Riley speaks out, insists Heat will be competitive TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer MIAMI (AP) — One of the last…

in Entertainment

‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

alisonwilliams

The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

in National

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

hyundai

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

in Sports

Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith during Dallas Cowboy's training camp, Friday, July 25, 2014, in Oxnard, Calif.

The extension signed Wednesday is worth $98 million, pushing the total value of his deal to 10 years and $110 million. Smith gets a $10 million signing bonus and $40 million in guaranteed money.