Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Two weeks ago an arbiter ruled that Jimmy Graham was a tight end and not a wide receiver, meaning he would make $5.3 million less in 2014. Today, Graham decided to appeal the ruling. Per CBSSports.com
Graham filed the appeal just before the Monday deadline and now his case will be heard by a three-member appeals panel.
Meanwhile, another deadline looms for Graham and the Saints. The two sides have until Tuesday, July 15 at 4 p.m. ET to work out a long-term contract extension. The team reportedly has a $9.5 million-per-year offer on the table, which would make Graham the NFL's highest paid tight end.