Graham appeals ruling, Saints nearing long-term deal

If you thought the Jimmy Graham tight end-wide receiver debate was over, guess what?

In the words of comedian Charlie Murphy, "Wrong! Wrong!"

Pro Football Talk reported earlier today that Graham would not appeal the ruling made by arbitrator Stephen Burbank, but according's Ian Rapoport, Graham officially appealed the decision.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and other sources also said the Saints are reportedly close to a long-term deal with Graham to make him the highest paid tight end in league history.

The deadline to sign Graham to a contract is Tuesday at 4 p.m. EST