Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 2 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 CIN 2 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 CIN 5 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 CIN 5 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 CIN 5 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 CIN 5 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 CIN 5 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 CIN 5 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.

Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 5 months ago

Gresham (back) returned to Sunday's game against the Steelers during the second quarter.

Initially deemed probable to return, Gresham was downgraded to questionable, but he then came back during the second quarter. He missed a good chunk of the first quarter, and entered the half with just one catch for six yards.

Jermaine Gresham TE CIN 5 months ago

Gresham suffered a back injury during Sunday's game against the Steelers, and he is questionable to return to the contest, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Gresham, who suffered the injury during the first quarter, was initially deemed probable to return. He was downgraded shortly thereafter, and he'll finish with just one catch for six yards, if he isn't able to return. Ryan Hewitt and Kevin Brock are the Bengals' remaining tight ends.