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TE Graham signs four-year, $40 million deal with Saints

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7/15/2014 9:36:36 AM
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The franchise tag dispute, whether Jimmy Graham should be paid as a tight end or wide receiver, none of that matters now.

Graham and the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms on a new contract. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, it's a four-year, $40 million deal with $21 million guaranteed.

The All-Pro broke the news on his Twitter account Tuesday, tweeting “It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning!"

The deal comes just ahead of the 4pm et deadline for franchise tagged players to sign new contracts with their teams. Graham of course filed a grievance when he was first tagged by the team, asking to be considered a wide receiver rather than a tight end, which would have pushed the price of his franchise tag higher. The grievance was ultimately rejected.

The former third-rounder has 301 catches for 3,863 yards and 41 touchdowns in his four-year career, all with the Saints.

Jimmy Graham (Photo: Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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