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Jimmy Graham and Saints Agree on New Deal

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000

Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jimmy Graham is getting paid a lot to be a tight end for a long time with the New Orleans Saints.

Details on the new deal have not yet been disclosed, but Graham will become the highest paid tight end in history.

"It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support," Graham tweeted on Tuesday.

Graham had his request to be a wide receiver denied last week, but both sides were able to work out a deal before the Tuesday deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term contracts.

Graham led the NFL with 16 touchdown catches. He caught 86 passes for 1,215 yards in 2013 and has emerged as one of the NFL's most dangerous offensive weapons.

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