Report: Hernia surgery is ailment keeping Jermaine Gresham out of OTAs

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With the first week of the regular season still three months away, there is little reason for veteran players to push through minor injuries at this stage of the offseason.

Tight end Jermaine Gresham has been one of handful of members of the Cincinnati Bengals sidelined with injuries while recovering from injuries this offseason. However, the exact issue keeping Gresham out had not been revealed by the Bengals’ staff.

He’s just not out here because he’s not practicing. He’s doing what he has to do,” head coach Marvin Lewis said.

According to Field Yates of, the reason Gresham has been unable to participate is he is recovering from hernia surgery.

Gresham caught 46 passes for 458 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games for the Bengals last season. The team re-signed Alex Smith Monday to add to the depth at the position as both Gresham and Tyler Eifert are unable to participate.

Both Gresham and Eifert are expected to be healthy in time for training camp in July.