Profootballtalk reports the Saints have offered franchise player Jimmy Graham a multi-year contract worth $9.5 million annually.
According to agent Jimmy Sexton, contract negotiations between Jimmy Graham and the Saints will start at "ground zero."
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that Jimmy Graham is a tight end for franchise designation purposes.
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank plans to inform the Saints and NFL of Jimmy Graham's franchise tag designation on Thursday, July 3.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk.com that a ruling on Jimmy Graham's franchise tag designation is expected this week.
In an effort to win Jimmy Graham's grievance against the NFL, the league has used Graham's Twitter bio against him.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports a settlement is unlikely in Jimmy Graham's franchise-tag dispute with the NFL.
Franchise player Jimmy Graham's grievance hearing begins Tuesday.
An NFL source calls the NFLPA's claim that Jimmy Graham should be franchise tagged as a receiver as opposed to a tight end a "naked cash grab."
ESPN Saints reporter Mike Triplett expects franchise player Jimmy Graham to receive an extension worth between $10.5 million and $11 million annually.
Unsigned franchise player Jimmy Graham is sitting out Saints OTAs.
The grievance hearing for Saints franchise player Jimmy Graham is scheduled for June 17-18.
The NFLPA has filed a grievance against the Saints on behalf of franchise player Jimmy Graham.
Saints GM Mickey Loomis hinted that contract negotiations with franchise player Jimmy Graham haven't picked up much.