5:44 AM EDT, Tue March 31, 2015
Cincy Jungle Mar 28, 2015

Bengals and Raiders leaving the door open for Jermaine Gresham

The Cincinnati Bengals are leaving the door open for Jermaine Gresham, mostly due to a lack of available talent to replace him. But that's not a reason to force it. Trust me when I say this: I'm not a fan of Jermaine Gresham returning to Cincinnati. There is an abundance of obvious talent there, but his maturity level hasn't developed much. He overreacts to irrelevant opinions (even uninformed ones) and his seriousness to develop into a better player has never appeared to be a prominent goal; we're not saying that the goal isn't there, but it's not translating onto the field. While his...
Silver And Black Pride Mar 27, 2015

Raiders could revisit signing Jermaine Gresham following rehab of back surgery

Once the free agent negotiating period began, the Raiders had very early intertest in signing tight end Jermaine Gresham. He visited the facility and based on the team's track record this offseason of signing players who visited -- they signed all ten other reported visits -- it seemed if they got him in the building, he wouldn't leave without a contract. All indications were that was the case. But after two days in Oakland, there still was not a deal done. Ten days ago, Ian Rapoport revealed the reason why -- Gresham had a herniated disc in his back. Gresham had successful surgery...
Cincy Jungle Mar 24, 2015

Jermaine Gresham still option for Bengals, per Marvin Lewis

The Bengals are saying Jermaine Gresham remains an option to return for the 2015 season. The Cincinnati Bengals still need a No. 2 tight end to pair with Tyler Eifert. Does that mean Jermaine Gresham could still be re-signed? It's still an option, at least that's what Marvin Lewis said at the AFC Coaches Breakfast this morning, part of the NFL Owners Meetings. Lewis said he talked with Gresham on Monday, and the veteran tight end remains an option for the Bengals. "Jermaine could be an option," Lewis said. "He's a man of many, many, many, many, many, many, many moods. "But one he's...
Cincy Jungle Mar 20, 2015

Buffalo Bills gave "serious thought" to signing Jermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham had an extended visit with the Oakland Raiders and known interest with the Cleveland Browns before doctors discovered a herniated disc in his back. The Buffalo Bills gave "serious thought" to signing free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham before a recently discovered back issue that shut down his free agency tour, according to Vic Carucci with the Buffalo News. "According to an NFL source, the Bills also were giving serious thought to signing Jermaine Gresham before he underwent surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disc," writes Carucci. "They were, the source said,...
Silver And Black Pride Mar 19, 2015

Jermaine Gresham has herniated disc, explains why Raiders didn't sign him

One of the first reported names that came up early in the free agent negotiating period as receiving interest from the Raiders was former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham. And after Julius Thomas got big money from the Jaguars, the Raiders seemed to zero on in him. He visited the team early in free agency, but while all other player visits were signing deals with the Raiders, Gresham's status was a mystery. The status of the negotiations between he and the team was dead as of the end of the week and yet oddly enough, Gresham had no reported visits lined up even despite...
Cincy Jungle Mar 18, 2015

Jermaine Gresham has herniated disc, per NFL Network

NFL Free agency is two weeks old, but Jermaine Gresham still probably isn't signing a deal anytime soon. Jermaine Gresham's first offseason as a free agent has been one to forget. After the Bengals decided to let the enigmatic tight end explore the market, Gresham appeared to find a suitor in the Oakland Raiders shortly after free agency opened. However, the two sides were unable to agree on a deal, and Gresham has not drawn interest from any team since then. Then earlier this week, reports of a back injury surfaced, and now Ian Rapoport says it's a herniated disc that will require...
Cincy Jungle Mar 17, 2015

Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham still dealing with back injury

Free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham suffered a back injury in the regular season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which forced him to sit in the wild card game in Indianapolis. Free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham could undergo back surgery this Thursday, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. He is scheduled to meet with a doctor on Wednesday to have it looked at. Sources: Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham meeting with a doctor tomorrow for a back injury. Could have surgery Thurs, will be ready for camp — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2015 The back issue might sound new,...
Silver And Black Pride Mar 13, 2015

Raiders contract talks with Jermaine Gresham 'dead for now'

We have our first reported visiting player for the Raiders who failed to reach an agreement with the team. And with that, the mysterious status of Jermaine Gresham finally has some resolution. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the team had long talks with Gresham's people and they could not come to an agreement to add the tight end. Sources also say that after a long courtship, talks between #Raiders and TE Jermaine Gresham "are dead for now" — Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 13, 2015 The former Pro Bowl tight end had reported interest from the Raiders very early on...
Cincy Jungle Mar 13, 2015

Raiders and Jermaine Gresham contract talks are 'dead for now'

Jermaine Gresham won't be joining the Raiders (for now, at least). The Oakland Raiders won't be signing Jermaine Gresham, at least not right now. After a long courtship between the two sides, Gresham and the Raiders have broken off contract talks. Gresham flew into Oakland on Tuesday to visit with the team on Wednesday. Various updates throughout the day said he remained in Oakland all day Wednesday, despite others signing contracts to become Raiders -- like linebacker Curtis Lofton and defensive tackle Dani Williams. Gresham averaged 56 receptions and 544 yards receiving per season with...
Cincy Jungle Mar 12, 2015

"Nothing imminent" between Jermaine Gresham and the Oakland Raiders

Free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham remains in Oakland, where he has been trying to secure a deal with the Raiders since Tuesday. According to local reports, nothing is imminent. We have this vision of Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham habituating in the woods while feeding off flora and speaking to the animals in the woods on the outskirts of Oakland, California. Gresham, who arrived in Oakland on Tuesday for a planned visit with the Raiders, hasn't left. According to multiple reports, the hope was that an agreement would be reached by the start of free agency. Then Tuesday turned into...
Cincy Jungle Mar 11, 2015

Bengals were at Rutgers Pro Day; Tyler Kroft a Jermaine Gresham replacement?

Rutgers may have only one player taken in the 2015 NFL draft, but he happens to be at a position of need with Jermaine Gresham likely gone. The Bengals were among all 32 NFL teams represented at Rutgers' Pro Day. The Scarlet Knights may have only one player drafted this year, but he happens to be play a position of potential need for Cincinnati. With Jermaine Gresham likely gone, tight end Tyler Kroft could be a nice late-round pickup. He's the only top-250 prospect via CBS Sports that Rutgers features, and he's not even a senior. The redshirt junior declared for the draft after Kroft...

Browns expressed interest in Jermaine Gresham, but still like Jordan Cameron at right price

The Browns inquired about former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham, but he's not the top tight end on his list. They're interested in re-signing Jordan Cameron at the right price and reportedly really like Charles Clay of the Dolphins.
Cincy Jungle Mar 10, 2015

Jermaine Gresham visiting the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham is visiting with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, at which point they hope to finalize a deal for the veteran tight end. Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham is headed out to Oakland to visit with the Raiders on Tuesday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Raiders + TEs: former Bills TE Lee Smith expected to join Oakland, per sources. Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham expected to visit Oakland today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2015 Previous reports suggested that the Raiders had hoped a deal would be in place by...
Silver And Black Pride Mar 10, 2015

Raiders sign TE Lee Smith, look to add Jermaine Gresham too

The Raiders are going after tight ends in free agency. They made a run at Julius Thomas and lost out to the Jaguars who gave him a big $9 million deal. Now they have signed former Bills tight end Lee Smith according to Adam Schefter and are looking to add former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham as well. The Gresham interest has been known for the past couple days, but Lee Smith wasn't even rumored on the Raiders radar. Smith is primarily a blocking tight end -- as evident by his 20 career receptions in four NFL seasons -- which is the reason why the Raiders are looking to add a couple...
Cincy Jungle Mar 9, 2015

Bengals free agency roundup: Updates from the weekend

You're stuck in the office, drinking a cup of steaming hot coffee. Here's what happened over the weekend and what we should expect on Monday. JERMAINE GRESHAM GENERATING INTEREST IN OAKLAND AND CLEVELAND There was some movement with pending free agents this weekend -- just not the favorable movement that fans, who are starving for new talent, were hoping for. Fortunately, we're not occupying your space in an effort to spin your brain into team-friendly dizziness -- injured players returning equates to top-flight free agents and draft picks -- or how free agency doesn't relate to postseason...

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