Jermaine Gresham visiting Packers

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Add the Green Bay Packers to the list of teams interested in free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham.

A source confirmed to PFT’s Mike Florio that Gresham is set to visit the Packers this week. The visit was first reported by NFL Media.

Gresham was expected to be one of the more sought after tight ends on the market when he hit free agency in March. However, surgery was required to repair a herniated disc and teams interested in Gresham put their pursuits on hold.

The Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints are among teams that have recently expressed interest in Gresham and had him in for a visit.

Gresham caught 62 passes for 460 yards and five touchdowns last season for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green Bay is rather thin at tight end. The Packers only have two tight ends with any significant experience on their roster in Andrew Quarless and Richard Rogers. Quarless could still be punished by the league for an alleged gun incident in Miami earlier this month.

44 responses to “Jermaine Gresham visiting Packers

  1. Slowdown. Ted Thompson signing a vet – thusly filling a need with a name veteran? I will believe it when I see it. The pack loves going with what they got and “coaching them” along. Which helps lead to slow starts that cost games. We are told to relax but, in reality, said bumpy starts result in falling short of having home games in the playoffs and having to go to places like Seattle.

  2. “Quarless could still be punished by the league for an alleged gun incident in Miami earlier this month.”

    Classy Packer players, who’s next in jail?

  3. This would make sense. I’m still holding out hope that they cut Quarless. He’s an embarrassment.

  4. He signs with Green Bay explodes with a career year than the New England fans and Skip Bayless immediately say Aaron Rodgers is blessed with absolute studs at the receiver position only reason he’s even mentioned with Brady. This as James Jones sits at home on his couch watching preseason games this summer and Greg Jennings continues to be blanketed in coverage by 4th string cornerbacks.

  5. Well, it’s not likely that a deal gets done and they sign him. HOWEVER, if they do happen to get a deal done, he could be a major upgrade over Andrew Quarless. He is a big bodied seam threat with some pretty good speed and good hands. The Packers could really use him.

  6. If he’s stuck playing for the league minimum, he might as well go after a ring while he’s at it. That wide receiver corps is going to be their best they’ve had in years, they could be unstoppable with another cheap reliable weapon!

  7. It’s nice to have a front office that manages their financials so well that you are able to afford to go after a free agent like this at this time of year. In Ted we trust!

  8. That would be interesting. I think Andrew Clueless may soon have plenty of time for the gun range.

  9. The obvious choice would be Green Bay. They ready to roll right now. With a guy like Lacy in the backfield demanding attention, Gresham will get his fair share of man coverage (which he can beat). He made 2 pro bowls with Andy dalton, do you know what he can do with a 2x MVP?! I been calling for him since I knew he was hitting the free agent market. It’s rare that Ted Thompson goes out and make the obvious move. TE is and has been a very week position for the packers for a very long time (I wasn’t sold on Finley) and at 27, he can give the packers a legit playmaker for a few years. Thompson knows the packers are super bowl ready now and with a move like this… He all in.

  10. Packer fans: I can understand the optimism. But as a Bengal fan who has watched JG since he’s been in the league: you do not want this man on your team.

    He has hands of stone and a head to match. He’s also good for at least 1-2 drive killing stupid penalties per game.

    Keep in mind, this was a guy that was medically cleared for the playoffs, and opted to sit out.

  11. mnjoemama says:
    Jul 24, 2015 12:00 AM
    TT shops at the clearance rack . Way to cheap for Gresham . Skol Vikes

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    The funny thing about this post is that you actually believe you are making an insult; but, in reality you are just pointing out one of the things that makes TT such a great gm.

  12. tokyogasblaster says:
    Jul 24, 2015 6:58 AM
    If he wants to choke he’ll go to greenbay…
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    Its a lot easier to recover from choking than it is eating it year after year….as the Vikings do.

  13. Still talking about the choke huh? Lame. As if going to overtime in the nfccg is somehow worse than 12 wins in 2 seasons.

  14. It makes sense that Green Bay would try him out. Q will probably be suspended for a bit and they may need to look to FA for at least a possible temporary replacement in 2 TE sets.

  15. As a lifetime Bengals fan Gresham was one of my favorites the last couple of years.
    He had his bonehead mistakes but he played with a lot of tenacity and anger which can be rare for an offensive player.

    He didn’t live up to the first round status but an excellent blocker and I don’t think the Bengals used him the correct way in the passing game at times. He should have had more jump balls on the sidelines and intermediate routes instead of quick dump offs and screens. They relied on him for quick turn around routes to gain YAC (increasing his fumble potential) too often. He could have just caught it ten yards out in stride like in college. the guys 6’4” and strong as hell.

    I also wonder about why he missed the playoff game if he was cleared. If he was cleared why did he need back surgery? all kind of strange.

  16. I doubt Green Bay will offer him any more than the veteran’s minimum.
    I expect Gresham to look elsewhere for employment.

    The Pack will rely heavily on Richard Rodgers and Kennard Backman (6th rd. pick). Probably Quarless on the back burner, but Thompson will keep a close watch on the waiver wire

    Green Bay will have to do something, especially with the way McCarthy likes to run his 2 TE sets and use them as fullbacks.

    Great opportunity though, for some of the more aggressive, undrafted rooks to make an impact on special teams and gain a roster spot.

  17. Not a good fit, as a Bengal he should find a team with a less embarrassing playoff reputation, not a worse one.

  18. futuresbmvpleveon says:
    Jul 24, 2015 12:14 PM
    Not a good fit, as a Bengal he should find a team with a less embarrassing playoff reputation, not a worse one.
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    I would think, as a member of the Bengals, he can appreciate the beat-down the Packers laid on the Steelers in the 2010 SuperBowl.

    It’s just a shame the Steelers are so overrated. I was expecting a tough game that day, but it never materialized.

  19. futuresbmvpleveon says:
    Jul 24, 2015 12:14 PM
    Not a good fit, as a Bengal he should find a team with a less embarrassing playoff reputation, not a worse one.

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    So if the team with more championships than any other has an “embarrassing” playoff reputation, what does that say about the playoff reputation of each of the other 31 teams in this league?

    Humiliating, disgraceful, dilapidated, ignominious, cringeworthy, dishonorable, derelict, ignoble, sordid, shabby, ramshackle, all of the above? Let’s go with all of the above.

  20. Green Bay is thin at tight end, if only there. One of the reasons is because one of the panic moves Green Bay did after the NFCCG choke was to scapegoat Brandon Bostick. Sure he f’d up the onesides kick but to throw away a player with potential to try to make up for it for appearances sake just seems like the wrong path to be heading down. And this is what you get.

  21. pkrlvr says:
    Jul 24, 2015 9:56 AM
    Still talking about the choke huh? Lame. As if going to overtime in the nfccg is somehow worse than 12 wins in 2 seasons.

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    Leave it to Packer fans to continually bring up the past when it suits them. However spit at it as garbage when it doesn’t.

  22. tokyogasblaster says:
    Jul 24, 2015 6:58 AM
    If he wants to choke he’ll go to greenbay…

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    Lulz. Meanwhile the Vikings have been choking for the entire existence of the franchise.

    Q: What happens to people when they choke???

    A: They turn purple…

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jul 24, 2015 1:29 PM
    And this is what you get…………….
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    …………….favored to win it all….again.

  24. Hey cheeseisfattening – Bostick was not cut because of one play. They saw he had the ability to replace Finley, but they could never trust him to run the routes correctly. They had to eliminate him from the scrimmage plays.
    Not following instructions on the on-side kick was just one incident.

  25. The Pack should do this.

    My guess is that him and Jimmy Graham will have about the same states next year.

    Also the Pack needs tall corner like house was.

    Can’t wait.

  26. “Bostick was not cut because of one play. They saw he had the ability to replace Finley, but they could never trust him to run the routes correctly. They had to eliminate him from the scrimmage plays.”

    Then that was some brilliant coaching putting him on the line of scrimmage in the most important play of the season.

  27. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Jul 24, 2015 3:32 PM
    He will sign with AZ. He will want to play for Arians not McMuffin. Sunny Arizona/Scottsdale vs Green Bay, WI? Easy decision.
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    That depends on whether he wants to win at playing professional football……..or if he wants to sip drinks and get a tan.

  28. stellarperformance says:
    Jul 24, 2015 4:50 PM
    250dollarnflowner says:
    Jul 24, 2015 3:32 PM
    He will sign with AZ. He will want to play for Arians not McMuffin. Sunny Arizona/Scottsdale vs Green Bay, WI? Easy decision.
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    That depends on whether he wants to win at playing professional football……..or if he wants to sip drinks and get a tan.

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    Let’s not forget that AZ would’ve been the #1 seed in NFC if not for Palmer’s injury. BTW, looks like he prefers drinks and tanning. He’s signing with AZ

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