Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 3 weeks ago

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham participated in team drills Tuesday for the first time this training camp after recovering from a neck injury, according to the team's official website. Gresham still hasn't been cleared to practice fully after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk, but he is expected to increase his activity level as camp moves on and should be ready for the start of the regular season.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 3 months ago

Gresham (back) visited the Saints on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports. "I think there's a fit for us if it works out," head coach Sean Payton said Thursday.

In the 2014 season finale, Gresham suffered a herniated disc in his back, which forced inactive status in the wild-card loss to the Colts and ultimately required surgery in March. The 2010 first-round pick missed only six regular season contests in five years with the Bengals, though, so his resilience is well-documented to this point in his career. If the Saints deem Gresham a fit for their offense, the two-time Pro Bowler (2011 and 2012) would compete with the likes of Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill for reps at tight end. However, an assessment of Gresham's health will likely determine his NFL future.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 5 months ago

Gresham (back) may undergo back surgery Thursday, but he would still likely be ready for training camp, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Gresham will meet with a doctor Wednesday, at which point the decision on surgery will presumably be made. The timing is unfortunate for the veteran tight end, and this explains why he's yet to find a home in free agency. A former first-round pick, Gresham is arguably the biggest unsigned name still available at his position, but he doesn't offer great receiving skills, and now faces questions about his availability for training camp. He may end up settling for a one-year deal.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 6 months ago

The Raiders are thought to be targeting Gresham in free agency, ESPN.com reports.

While the Raiders won't be in on either WR Randall Cobb or DT Ndamukong Suh, Gresham -- who caught 62 passes for 460 yards with five TDs for the Bengals last season -- would represent a nice boost to Oakland's TE corps, after a 2014 season in which the unit was hampered by injuries.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 8 months ago

Gresham (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts.

Already without star wide receiver A.J. Green, the Bengals' passing attack takes another hit on Sunday. With Gresham out, Ryan Hewitt and Kevin Brock are candidates to see added work at tight end in the Cincinnati offense, while Green's absence paves the way for Mohamed Sanu and Brandon Tate to head the team's receiving corps in Sunday's wild card tilt against Indianapolis.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 8 months ago

Gresham (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

With A.J. Green (concussion) listed as doubtful, Gresham could be in line for added targets, if he is able to suit up. The veteran tight end practiced on a limited basis Friday, after missing practice both Wednesday and Thursday. While the back injury is not believed to be too serious, the lack of practice participation leaves Gresham's availability in doubt. Cincinnati's backup tight ends, Ryan Hewitt and Kevin Brock, have 20 combined receptions in their careers.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 8 months ago

Gresham (back) returned to practice Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

It's unclear whether Gresham was a full participant, but the official listing will be available Friday afternoon. While the veteran tight end didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, his back injury is not believed to be overly serious. In the event that Gresham suits up and A.J. Green (concussion) doesn't, the tight end would likely see added targets Sunday against the Colts.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 8 months ago

Gresham (back) did not practice Thursday, ESPN's Coley Harvey reports.

More on Gresham's status Friday, but if he is out or limited at all on Sunday against the Colts, Ryan Hewitt and Kevin Brock would be next in line for the Bengals' tight end snaps in the team's playoff opener.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 8 months ago

Gresham (back) did not practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

More on Gresham's status as the week continues, but at this stage it would surprise us if if the tight end was unavailable for Sunday's wild card game against the Colts.

Jermaine Gresham TE ARI 8 months ago

Gresham caught 3-of-3 targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Steelers.

Gresham missed a good chunk of the first half while dealing with a back injury, and he appeared to hurt his leg on his five-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. According to ESPN's Coley Harvey, the leg issue was merely a cramp. Gresham may be on the injury report for Sunday's wild-card game against the Colts, but he should be able to suit up. A.J. Green (concussion) is seemingly in more danger of missing the game, though it's still far too early to make any sort of judgement. Should Green end up sitting, Gresham could see extra targets.