Saints News, 6/17/14: Jimmy Graham's Agent Flies To New Orleans To Negotiate With Saints

Jonathan Ferrey

Graham's agent, Jimmy Sexton, flew to New Orleans from Memphis on Tuesday to negotiate with the Saints' front office face to face, according to NOLA.com. Graham's hearing is also being held in Metairie, according to the NFL Network, so that may be the more likely reason he flew in. There's conflicting reports as to why exactly, so we shouldn't get our hopes up that a deal is imminent. Arbitrator Stephen Burbank will hear arguments from the NFL Players Association and the NFL Management Council to determine if Graham should be officially labeled as a tight end or a wide receiver for franchise-tag purposes. The proceedings will be held privately and it's unclear how long it will take Burbank to issue a ruling, though one week is a fair guess based on past arbitration hearings.

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Sexton flew to New Orleans for face-to-face negotiations with the Saints

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Arbitrator Stephen Burbank will hear arguments from the NFL Players Association and the NFL Management Council to determine if Graham should be officially labeled as a tight end or a wide receiver for franchise-tag purposes. The proceedings will be held privately. And it's unclear how long it will take Burbank to issue a ruling, though one week is a fair guess based on past arbitration hearings.

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