The long wait for New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham's new contract ended in the final hours before the deadline.
"It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support," Graham tweeted shortly before 8 a.m.
Saints spokesman Greg Bensel confirmed the deal had been done Tuesday morning.
It's now reported as a four-year deal for $40 million. The two sides had until 3 p.m. today to get it done and rumors were already floating around last night they were close. It's obviously good news for Graham that this won't be a distraction this season and he won't hold out of camp. He was working out on his own up until now, but will report. He's the top fantasy tight end this year and has been going just about anywhere in the first round of drafts so far this season.