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Saints & Jimmy Graham “Closing In On” A Record Extension

Saints & Jimmy Graham “Closing In On” A Record Extension

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Saints and TE Jimmy Graham are “closing in on” a long-term contract extension that would make him the highest paid tight end in NFL history. Schefter adds that there is “optimism” that a [...]

July 14, 2014 Saints
Report: Jimmy Graham Officially Appeals Franchise Tag Ruling

Report: Jimmy Graham Officially Appeals Franchise Tag Ruling

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Saints TE Jimmy Graham has officially appealed the ruling from an arbitrator who determined he should be considered a tight end. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported not too long ago that [...]

July 14, 2014 Saints
Report: Jimmy Graham Not Expected To Appeal Franchise Tag Ruling

Report: Jimmy Graham Not Expected To Appeal Franchise Tag Ruling

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that Saints TE Jimmy Graham is not expected to file an appeal of his franchise before 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday. Graham’s grievance hearing regarding [...]

July 14, 2014 Saints
NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Colts, Jaguars, Packers, Ravens, Saints and Titans

NFL Notes: Bears, Bills, Colts, Jaguars, Packers, Ravens, Saints and Titans

Bears HC Marc Trestman believes that QB Jay Cutler will “enjoy more flexibility in the line” and be on a better position to be successful. (chicagobears.com) Bills RT Erik Pears is a candidate to be cut before Week 1. (ESPN) The [...]

July 11, 2014 Bears, Bills, Colts, Jaguars, NFL Rumors, Packers, Ravens, Saints, Titans
Patriots, Falcons, Colts & Packers Could Have Interest In Signing Jimmy Graham To Offer Sheet?

Patriots, Falcons, Colts & Packers Could Have Interest In Signing Jimmy Graham To Offer Sheet?

  ESPN’s Ed Werder reported earlier in the day that sources expect negotiations between the Saints and TE Jimmy Graham to pick up this week and extend up to the July 15 deadline. Interestingly enough, Werder mentions that the recent grievance [...]

July 7, 2014 Colts, Falcons, Packers, Patriots, Saints
Contract Talks Between Saints & Jimmy Graham To Resume This Week

Contract Talks Between Saints & Jimmy Graham To Resume This Week

  Ed Werder of ESPN reports that the Saints and TE Jimmy Graham will resume negotiations regarding long-term contract this week. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported late last week that the Saints have not reduced or pulled their previous offer Graham, [...]

July 7, 2014 Saints
NFL Notes: Cowboys, Lions, Packers & Saints

NFL Notes: Cowboys, Lions, Packers & Saints

  Cowboys According to Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas, Justin Durant will “likely be the first-team middle linebacker” at the start of Cowboys’ training camp. “When the Cowboys open camp, Justin Durant will likely be the first-team middle linebacker,” Archer writes. “He [...]

July 4, 2014 Cowboys, Lions, Packers, Saints
Saints Previous Offer To Jimmy Graham Reportedly Stands

Saints Previous Offer To Jimmy Graham Reportedly Stands

  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the discussions, reports that the Saints have not reduced or pulled their previous offer to TE Jimmy Graham, even after they won the grievance hearing earlier this [...]

July 4, 2014 Saints
“Half Dozen Teams” Preparing To Make A Run At Signing Jimmy Graham?

“Half Dozen Teams” Preparing To Make A Run At Signing Jimmy Graham?

  According to Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report, there are “a good half dozen teams” preparing to make a run at Saints TE Jimmy Graham in the event that contract talks between the two sides falter. New Orleans placed the non-exclusive franchise [...]

July 2, 2014 Falcons, Packers, Saints
Jimmy Graham Considered A Tight End, Saints Win Grievance Hearing

Jimmy Graham Considered A Tight End, Saints Win Grievance Hearing

  Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the arbitrator in the Jimmy Graham hearing, Stephen Burbank, has ruled that he should be considered a tight end and not a wide receiver. Rapoport adds that the Saints will be able to [...]

July 2, 2014 Saints
Jimmy Graham Grievance Ruling To Come July 3

Jimmy Graham Grievance Ruling To Come July 3

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the arbitrator in the Jimmy Graham grievance hearing, Stephen Burbank, expects to have a ruling on July 3. Burbank specifically mentioned “no sooner, no later” in regards to the July 3 date. Albert Breer [...]

June 30, 2014 Saints
NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Cowboys, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Saints & Redskins

NFL Notes: Bears, Bengals, Cowboys, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Panthers, Saints & Redskins

Bears Is very unlikely that UDFA RB Jordan Lynch will receive a chance to see the field in 2014. (ESPN Chicago) Rookie RB Ka’Deem Carey and Michael Ford will compete for the team’s No.2 RB spot. (ESPN Chicago) Bengals Bengals coaches and [...]

June 24, 2014 Bears, Bengals, Cowboys, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Panthers, Redskins, Saints
NFL Transactions: Monday 6/23

NFL Transactions: Monday 6/23

  Bears Bears signed SS Adrian Wilson and TE Jeron Mastrud. (NFLTR) Patriots Patriots signed first-round pick DL Dominique Easley. (NFLTR) Patriots signed OL Chris Martin. (NFLTR) Ravens Ravens place LB Xavius Boyd on injured reserve after he went unclaimed off of waivers. Saints Saints signed LB Todd [...]

June 23, 2014 Bears, Patriots, Ravens, Saints
Saints To Sign LB Todd Davis

Saints To Sign LB Todd Davis

  Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports reports that the Saints are expected to signed LB Todd Davis to a contract. Davis, 22, went undrafted out of Sacramento State last year, but hasn’t received much interest in the past year.  During his [...]

June 23, 2014 NFL Transactions, Saints
Devery Henderson Expected To Retire As A Saint

Devery Henderson Expected To Retire As A Saint

  Free agent WR Devery Henderson tells Jacques Doucet that he will likely sign a one-day contract with the Saints and retire from the NFL. Henderson, 32, played nine seasons for the Saints before signing on with the Redskins last June. However, [...]

June 21, 2014 Saints
Settlement Unlikely Between The Saints & Jimmy Graham As Hearing Begins

Settlement Unlikely Between The Saints & Jimmy Graham As Hearing Begins

  Ian Rapoport reports that a settlement between the Saints and TE Jimmy Graham is unlikely before a determination is made in court regarding whether he should be considered a wide receiver or a tight end. The two-day arbitration meeting is getting underway [...]

June 17, 2014 Saints
NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Colts, Cowboys, Lions, Saints, Titans & Vikings

NFL Notes: Bengals, Bills, Colts, Cowboys, Lions, Saints, Titans & Vikings

  Bengals The Bengals top-four receivers are expected to be: A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Dane Sanzenbacher. WR/KR Brandon Tate‘s “job appears in jeopardy more than ever.” (Paul Dehner Jr) Bills WR Chris Hogan has spent time working with the [...]

June 13, 2014 Bengals, Bills, Colts, Cowboys, Lions, Saints, Titans, Vikings
NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, Saints & Texans

NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, Saints & Texans

  Bills The Bills are working out rookie free agent WR/KR Josh Ford on Wednesday. (Aaron Wilson) Dolphins The Dolphins have waived TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi to make room for WR Gerald Ford, who was signed on Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson) Saints Free agent OL Mike Golic Jr., who [...]

June 11, 2014 Bills, Broncos, Dolphins, Falcons, Saints, Texans
NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Falcons & Saints

NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Falcons & Saints

  49ers 49ers OT Jonathan Martin has missed over three weeks of OTA practice due to mononucleosis. (Josh Dubow) Bears Second-year LB Jon Bostic is splitting time at middle linebacker with D.J. Williams during OTAs. (John Mullin) Bengals HC Marvin Lewis mentioned that veteran CB [...]

June 11, 2014 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Browns, Falcons, Saints
NFL Notes: Bengals, Cowboys, Lions, Saints & Steelers

NFL Notes: Bengals, Cowboys, Lions, Saints & Steelers

  Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham is recovering from hernia surgery, which explains the signing of veteran TE Alex Smith earlier today. (Field Yates) The Bengals are “toying with” the idea of having RBs Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill on the field [...]

June 10, 2014 Bengals, Cowboys, Lions, Saints, Steelers
NFL Notes: Bears, Bucs, Cardinals, Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Saints & Vikings

NFL Notes: Bears, Bucs, Cardinals, Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Saints & Vikings

  Bears HC Marc Trestman mentioned that QB Jay Cutler is “bigger, he’s stronger than a year ago.” (Chicago Tribune) Buccaneers Despite missing OTAs, HC Lovie Smith mentioned that he expects G Carl Nicks to be ready for training camp. (Pewter Report) Smith [...]

June 10, 2014 Bears, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chiefs, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Saints, Vikings
Saints TE Jimmy Graham’s Grievance Hearing Set For Next Week

Saints TE Jimmy Graham’s Grievance Hearing Set For Next Week

  New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is set to argue that he should be considered a wide receiver rather than a tight end for franchise tag purposes at a grievance hearing on June 17. The Collective Bargaining Agreement posits [...]

June 10, 2014 Saints