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Jimmy Graham Contract

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 If he had manned up and not get punked by the PEDhawks in the playoffs, I would be sweating the contract as well. IMO, the Saints should save the cap money and let him go. I ...

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Old 04-05-2014, 08:51 AM   #301
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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
If he had manned up and not get punked by the PEDhawks in the playoffs, I would be sweating the contract as well.

IMO, the Saints should save the cap money and let him go.

I don't want to lose him, but we have more pressing needs than TE.
Well WhoDat, it's moot now...

The Course is set...

And Jimmy Golden Graham is a big part of marketing with the fangirls as well...

If he leaves, it'll be because he doesn't want to be here...
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:34 PM   #302
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April Fool's! So relax, Jimmy Graham hasn't been traded | FOX Sports on MSN

whew, glad we cleared that up...WTF?!?
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Question in my mind is 'Will Jimmy's contract extension, in lieu of just signing the Franchise Tag (NE) Tender, give him more guaranteed money and a favorable cap number for this season?!?
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Question in my mind is 'Will Jimmy's contract extension, in lieu of just signing the Franchise Tag (NE) Tender, give him more guaranteed money and a favorable cap number for this season?!?
The long term contract isnt an extension, Jimmy isnt under a present contract to extend.

A new multi-year contract that he would agree to signing would give him more than 7m signing bonus and could very easily give him a lower cap figure.

In lieu of our recent additions that appear to equal a sum greater than our cap space, Jimmy's contract will be giving us more space.

Spotrac showing 4.4m in cap space with out Bailey, Bush, Haralson counting for some reason. Haralson ?, Bailey 3.5m/year, Bush 2.25m/year = 5.75m

Overthecap showing 1.7m cap space, not showing Bailey but is showing Haralson... and Bush's numbers are incorrect.

So honestly HTF knows where we stand on cap space at the moment.... I know we get the hammer of we go over, but haven't seen where Loomis is making the space.
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A new multi-year contract that he would agree to signing would give him more than 7m signing bonus and could very easily give him a lower cap figure.

In lieu of our recent additions that appear to equal a sum greater than our cap space, Jimmy's contract will be giving us more space.
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In lieu of our recent additions that appear to equal a sum greater than our cap space, Jimmy's contract will be giving us more space.
Makes you wonder exactly how close they are to getting a deal done...
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Makes you wonder exactly how close they are to getting a deal done...
In the words of Pat Kerwin, there is no "close", the deal is either done or not. Quite often they can get 98 of 100 items taken care of very quickly, but those last 2 can kill it or make the negotiations drag on until zero hour .

Last 2 is usually guaranteed money # and terms of the guarantee.
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Makes you wonder exactly how close they are to getting a deal done...

Exactly...There must be some progress or there'd be more sword rattling than just what the media has produced...
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Graham has three years to challenge his franchise-tag designation | ProFootballTalk

It’s clear that Graham doesn’t want to unnecessarily inflame the situation by forcing the player and the team to assume battle stations over whether his snaps taken in the slot should be treated as snaps taken as a receiver or as a tight end. At some point, however, he’ll come off as weak and uncertain regarding his position. For now, he’s avoiding the possibility of a backlash from Saints fans who may not like the fact that he’s trying to blow up the team’s cap situation, that he thinks he’s not a tight end, and that $7 million for 2014 somehow isn’t enough.

It could be that Graham is giving the Saints until July 15, the deadline for signing a franchise player to a multi-year deal, to give him the contract he wants. If they don’t, then he’d presumably file the grievance, claiming he’s actually a receiver.

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