But now he's a very well-paid tight end. And that was what the argument was really about in the first place.
That would make him the highest-paid tight end in
It's a happy ending in a situation that had the potential to get pretty ugly. After the Saints placed the franchise tag on their two-time Pro Bowler, the
But an arbitrator ruled earlier this month that the Saints were correct in giving Graham the tight-end tag worth about $7 million, or $5 million less than that of a wide receiver.
Graham appeared to be into a holdout for a new deal after skipping all of the team's voluntary and mandatory practices and workouts this off-season. But everything seems to be fine now that the team appears to have met him more than halfway in their salary dispute.
"It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support," Graham announced Tuesday morning on Twitter.