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Vernon Davis lobbies for Jimmy Graham to get paid

this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; As 49ers tight end Vernon Davis stays away from offseason workouts not to get a new deal but to focus on building a brand that is now partially owned by the public via the flimsy (in my opinion) Fantex investment ...

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Old 06-06-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Vernon Davis lobbies for Jimmy Graham to get paid

As 49ers tight end Vernon Davis stays away from offseason workouts not to get a new deal but to focus on building a brand that is now partially owned by the public via the flimsy (in my opinion) Fantex investment forum, Davis is helping Saints tight end Jimmy Graham get a new deal.

Or maybe Davis is only worried about Graham’s brand, too.

“He believes that he deserves more, and I believe that he deserves more,” Davis told ESPN regarding Graham, who’s caught in a franchise-tag fight with the Saints. “He’s just a wonderful presence. He’s a great player. He has a lot of potential to go above and beyond and just go further. He is one of those guys that is a part of that TE position that are changing the game — Antonio Gates, Jimmy Graham, [Rob] Gronkowski.

“Those guys are some fantastic players. If it was me, if I was the owner of the team, I would give the kid everything he wants because he’s that.”

More specifically, Davis believes Graham should be paid like a receiver, which is the gist of his pending grievance.

“If you’re a guy who’s catching a lot of passes and you possess some of the traits that wide receivers have, then yes, I agree,” Davis said. “I think that he should get paid like a wide receiver.”

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Re: Vernon Davis lobbies for Jimmy Graham to get paid

I also agree he should be paid like a WR, but not a top 5 WR, and maybe not even a top 10 WR.

I think 10 million is fair, 11 million is iffy and 12 million is too much.
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