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Jermaine Gresham

27-Year-Old Tight End – Arizona Cardinals

2014 Receiving Stats

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62

Yds

460

TD

5

Avg

7.4

Tar

79

2015 Receiving Projections

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Since the Bengals tabbed Gresham in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, he more or less held up his end of the bargain, posting 40-plus catches, at least 400 receiving yards, and four or more touch...

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STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Back
HT: 6' 5"   WT: 260   DOB: 6/16/1988
College: Oklahoma  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jermaine Gresham Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $15.8 million deal in August of 2010. The deal is $9.6 million guaranteed/$18.5 million max.

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Gresham (back) signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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Jermaine Gresham NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 22 Cin 15 52 471 4 83 9.1 5.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2011 23 Cin 14 56 596 6 92 10.6 6.5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2012 24 Cin 16 64 737 5 94 11.5 7.8 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2013 25 Cin 14 46 458 4 67 10.0 6.8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
2014 26 Cin 15 62 460 5 79 7.4 5.8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
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Jermaine Gresham Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 22 Cin 15 4.7 8.2 6.5 3 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 Cin 14 6.8 10.8 8.8 4 43 16 7 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Cin 16 6.5 10.5 8.5 4 46 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Cin 14 5.0 8.3 6.6 3 33 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Cin 15 5.1 9.2 7.1 4 31 13 5 3 0 0 0 0 0
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Jermaine Gresham – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

875

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Jermaine Gresham was on the field for 875 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

63

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Jermaine Gresham was on the field for 63 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 1006 80
2013 891 65
2014 875 63
Jermaine Gresham 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 SD
2 @NYG 69 7 3 25 0 3 8.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 SF 50 5 1 5 0 1 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Den 50 4 2 15 0 4 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 Was 80 8 6 68 0 7 11.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Oak 50 0 10 48 0 12 4.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
7 Phi 68 5 4 34 0 4 8.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Dal 64 5 5 36 0 6 7.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 StL
10 Det 54 5 2 13 2 3 6.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
11 @Sea 72 4 4 33 0 6 8.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Atl 57 2 5 33 0 5 6.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 KC 53 3 3 23 1 4 7.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 @StL
15 Sea
16 @SF 36 1 3 20 1 3 6.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
17 @Car

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jermaine Gresham  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 5"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   260 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.66 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   34.75 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.63 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   113 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   20 reps
WEAK
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Jermaine Gresham: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gresham (back) visited the Packers on Thursday, NFL.com's Rand Getlin reports.

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Gresham, who visited the Saints and Cardinals earlier this offseason, is recovering from surgery on a herniated disc. He's easily the biggest name left on the free-agent market at his position, but it's unclear if he's expected to be ready for Week 1. Although a move to Green Bay would allow him to play alongside Aaron Rodgers, Gresham would likely have to compete with Andrew Quarless and Richard Rodgers for snaps. The former first-round draft pick doesn't pose much of a downfield threat, but he's a solid blocker and dump-off target.
Gresham (back) is slated to visit the Cardinals this coming week, NFL.com reports.

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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.

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

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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 hasn't yet found a home in free agency. A 2010 first-round pick, Gresham is arguably the biggest 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 or a longer contract with very little guaranteed money. The Raiders and Browns are both thought to be in the market for a veteran tight end, while the Bills, Ravens, Saints and Falcons could also use help at the position. The Bengals are likely happy to move forward with Tyler Eifert following Gresham's up-and-down tenure in Cincinnati.
The Raiders are thought to be targeting Gresham in free agency, ESPN.com reports.

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

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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. Gresham is set to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Gresham (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Colts, Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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

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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.

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2014

Gresham's stats dwindled to career lows last season with the arrival of rookie Tyler Eifert and groin, abdomen and hamstring injuries that forced him to miss two games and part of a third. After averaging 90 targets in his first three years, Gresham's targets fell to 67 last season with Eifert garnering 59. Eifert had more work in the red zone and averaged more yards per catch and per target than Gresham. Both were good after the catch – Eifert averaged 6.26 yards after the catch (second among qualified TE) while Gresham averaged 6.13 (fifth). With A.J. Green stretching the field and drawing the defensive attention, the tight end in the Bengals offense will always have room for production. The Bengals will again use plenty of two-TE sets, but Gresham is in the last year of his contract and could take a backseat to Eifert, a first-round draft pick in 2013.

2013

Gresham improved his targets, catches, yards and yards per target for the second consecutive season and finished in the top 10 among tight ends in both receptions (64) and receiving yards (737) last year. But the Bengals still saw fit to draft Tyler Eifert with their first-round pick. It's too early to tell how Eifert's role will impact Gresham, but Gresham has the edge in experience and chemistry with Andy Dalton, which should go a long way. At 6-5, Gresham is a big target in the passing game and has improved his route-running the last couple seasons. After A.J. Green, the Bengals don't have another top-shelf wide receiver, something that should continue to afford Gresham steady targets from Dalton.

2012

The Bengals loosened the reins on Gresham last season, and the second-year tight end showed healthy improvement, benefiting from Andy Dalton’s surprising play. Whereas in his rookie season Gresham was limited mainly to short routes, he increased his yards per target by almost a full yard last season and posted 10 receptions of 20-plus yards after not recording one in his first year. While his receptions increased by only four to 56 (though in one less game), his yards increased by 125 to 596. He also scored six touchdowns, seventh among tight ends.A lanky tight end at 6-5, Gresham uses his length to make for a big target in the passing game. He saw 14 red-zone targets, seven within 10 yards of the goal line. Gresham also improved at the nuances of his position, running sharper routes and creating more separation. A hamstring injury cost him two games, but he was consistently targeted in the passing game with at least five targets per game. Gresham is still developing, but his upside is obvious. A better rapport with Dalton this season and greater emphasis in the passing game could pay off big.

2011

The 2010 first-round pick battled through a late-season knee injury in a steady if unspectacular rookie year. Big and athletic at 6-6, 260, Greshman was excellent after the catch, using his size and skills to break tackles and gain solid yardage after contact. In fact, more than 76 percent (359 of 471) of his yards came after the catch. The way the Bengals used him, though, perhaps stifled his production. Greshman mainly ran short routes (5.7 YPT), depriving him of the opportunity to make plays downfield. And oddly, considering his size, the Bengals only targeted him nine times in the red zone all season. Perhaps that will change this season with last year's top two receiving options leaving town and a trio of young wide receivers left in their wake. The Bengals are unsettled at quarterback, but even if Carson Palmer doesn’t return it wouldn’t be all doom and gloom if rookie quarterback Andy Dalton took over – he'd likely lean on his tight end as a safety valve.

2010

Gresham suffered a season-ending knee injury before even taking the field for a game in 2009 for Oklahoma. Despite the injury, the Bengals took him with the 21st overall pick and have been pleased with his progress so far in camp. He lacks elite speed but is a polished receiver and elusive enough after the catch to make an impact immediately for the Bengals. To secure the starting spot he'll have to improve his blocking, something Chase Coffman couldn't do in his rookie season last year for the Bengals.