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Watson on Graham standoff: The 'business'

Tight end Benjamin Watson is confident there won’t be any lingering animosity between teammate Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints once they finally get their contract negotiations resolved. Watson, who visited ESPN’s campus in Bristol...Show More Summary

Saints' top play winner: 'Ambush'

Score: Saints 31, Colts 17 Date: Feb. 7, 2010. Site: Sun Life Stadium Voting for the most memorable play in New Orleans Saints history was, as I expected, a tight race. The three nominees finished within percentage points of one another:...Show More Summary

Saints' Jairus Byrd Will Win Defensive Player of the Year, and Here's Why

In the eyes of NFL players, New Orleans Saints safety and former Buffalo Bill Jairus Byrd wasn’t good enough to be one of the top 100 players of 2014. This is a snub by all accounts, and pundits such as’s Chris Wesseling and The Times-Picayune’s Rachel Whittaker agree that Byrd should have made an appearance. Show More Summary

Predicting the Last 5 In, Last 5 out for the New Orleans Saints Final Roster

New Orleans Saints training camp begins on July 24, but it’s not too early to make predictions on who will make the team’s final 53-man roster. After making numerous offseason personnel changes through free agency and the draft, theShow More Summary

Gonzalez: 'Discrimination' against TEs

You won’t find much better perspective -- or stronger commentary -- on Jimmy Graham's contract negotiations with the New Orleans Saints than the column Tony Gonzalez wrote for Gonzalez is arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history, and he was the same kind of hybrid receiver/tight end that Graham is now. Show More Summary

Jimmy Graham's Next Contract with Saints Will Affect Future Tight End Deals

The long controversy is over, and Jimmy Graham is officially an NFL tight end. Earlier this year, the New Orleans Saints assigned the franchise tag to their biggest offensive weapon, and Graham argued—and lost—that he should be considered...Show More Summary

Projecting the Ceiling, Floor for the New Orleans Saints in 2014

Following an offseason of trades and free-agent signings, the New Orleans Saints are looking ahead to the coming season, and speculation is beginning to pick up regarding what the team’s ceiling, and floor, is for the 2014 season. Since...Show More Summary

Browns TE Jordan Cameron changed his Twitter bio after Jimmy Graham ruling

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was finally, officially, ruled a tight end on Wednesday by an arbitrator.  The ruling brings to an end the dispute over what position Graham really played – tight end or wide receiver.  And, it means Graham’s franchise tag is now in the $7 million range instead of $12 […]

Greer not ready for NFL return yet

Jabari Greer said his rehab from last year’s major knee injury is “going really well.” But the former New Orleans Saints cornerback said he’s not actively pursuing any opportunities to return to the NFL right now and admits that it’s...Show More Summary

Denver Broncos: How Does Jimmy Graham Ruling Affect Julius Thomas?

On Wednesday, news came out about the NFL’s official ruling on whether or not New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham could be paid like a franchise wide receiver. According to Ian Rapoport from, arbitrator Stephen BurbankShow More Summary

Browns TE Jordan Cameron Changes Twitter Bio in Wake of Jimmy Graham Ruling

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was denied his appeal to be paid at the wide receiver franchise tag level on Wednesday, with the independent arbitrator reportedly citing his former...Show More Summary

Jimmy Graham Ruling Is Fair by the Book, but It's Time to Change the Book

What's in a name? Jimmy Graham is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints officially. No ifs, ands or buts about it. This following a ruling by NFL special arbitrator Stephen Burbank, as first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL media. Graham...Show More Summary

Saints still need to do right by Graham

The New Orleans Saints won big on Wednesday. But now they need to do right by Jimmy Graham. The Saints still need to offer Graham what he's worth -- at least $10 million per year, no matter if you consider him a wide receiver, a tight...Show More Summary

Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end, not a receiver, costing him millions

He might be a hybrid on the field, but Jimmy Graham is a tight end in the eyes of the New Orleans Saints.

Have Saints, Sean Payton Permanently Broken Trust with Tight End Jimmy Graham?

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham is a tight end. How will the ruling affect Graham's standing with Saints organization? Will there be any tension between Graham and head coach Sean Payton,...Show More Summary

How will the Jimmy Graham ruling impact Vernon Davis?

Davis could potentially benefit from Graham's loss. An arbitrator decided on Wednesday that New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham will be considered a tight end instead of a receiver for franchise tag purposes, making many question...Show More Summary

Saints can franchise Graham as a TE: arbitrator

An arbitrator has sided with the New Orleans Saints in ruling that Jimmy Graham can only be considered a tight end for the purposes of his franchise tag designation.

Jimmy Graham Ruled TE, Could Command Top WR Money in Long-Term Deal from Saints

Arbitrator Stephen Burbank has ruled that New Orleans Saints star Jimmy Graham is a tight end, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Media's Albert Breer (via's Chris Wesseling ). How will this ruling affect long-term...Show More Summary

Jimmy Graham ruled a tight end, not a wide receiver. He’ll pay for that.

Jimmy Graham is a tight end and it’s going to cost him a lot of money as well as carry repercussions for other players. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank denied the New Orleans Saints player’s request to be listed as a wide receiver, a position that carries a higher salary, even though he lined up in the […]

Jimmy Graham Loses Grievance Hearing: Latest Comments and Reaction

Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints tight end. That's the first phrase that pops up when reading Graham's Twitter biography and now officially defines his status in the NFL, as independent arbitrator Stephen Burbank declined his appealShow More Summary

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