Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham has played out the five-year contract that he signed as Cincinnati’s first-round draft pick in 2010. He’s unlikely to get another contract with the team.
Gresham started 15 games last season and is a good blocker, but he had a career-low average of 7.4 yards a catch in 2014, and he has fumbled six times over the last two years while catching 108 passes. Fumbling on more than 5 percent of all receptions is way, way too much.
The Bengals have another first-round tight end on the roster, Tyler Eifert, and he’ll be the starting tight end in 2015. If Gresham is a starting tight end anywhere, it won’t be in Cincinnati.