Jermaine Gresham is coming back from an Achilles injury suffered in Week 17 last year, and it's doubtful he will be ready for the start of the season. When healthy, Gresham will compete with Ricky Seals-Jones for playing time, but Gresham is an excellent blocker for his position. As a receiver, Gresham has gone five seasons in a row with fewer than 500 yards, and he's combined for five touchdowns in his past three campaigns. Keep an eye on Gresham's recovery heading into training camp, but he should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
Coach Steve Wilks said earlier this week that he's "hopeful" Gresham (Achilles) will be available for the regular-season opener, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. After rupturing his Achilles in Week 17 of last season, Gresham has spent the entire offseason in recovery mode. Because such injuries are difficult for players to bounce back from, he'll be hard-pressed to produce to start the season, even if he's cleared by Week 1. Among fellow tight ends on the roster, Ricky Seals-Jones is the best bet to take advantage of the potential opening in the offense. During a five-game stretch from Weeks 11 to 15 in 2017, Seals-Jones cranked out 12 catches (on 25 targets) for 201 yards and three touchdowns.
Gresham (Achilles) may not be ready for the start of the 2018 season, Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports. Gresham tore his Achilles in Week 17, finishing the 2017 campaign with 33 catches for 322 yards and two touchdowns on 45 targets in 14 games. He had just three outings with more than 27 receiving yards, and he hasn't reached 500 yards in a season since 2012 when he was with the Bengals. The Cardinals hope Ricky Seals-Jones (leg) can take on a larger receiving role, but they also figure to take a close look at the top tight ends in the upcoming draft after missing out on all the big names in free agency. Gresham will turn 30 in June, and his $5.25 million base salary for 2018 is fully guaranteed, per OverTheCap.
Gresham suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. The Cardinals' season ended Sunday, but this injury to Gresham will likely carry over into the 2018 season. He finished this past season with 298 yards and two touchdowns, and still has three years remaining on his current contract.
Gresham is questionable to return to Sunday's contest at Seattle due to an Achilles injury, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic reports. Since entering the NFL in 2010, Gresham has dealt with the occasional injury, but the Achilles is a new affliction for the 29-year-old tight end. The Cardinals will move on with Troy Niklas and Ricky Seals-Jones at TE for the time being.
Gresham (illness) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Gresham was unable to take the field last weekend due to an illness, which proceeded to limit his practice reps Wednesday and Thursday. However, the shackles were removed Friday, as he handled every drill thrown his way. Upon his return, Gresham is a good bet among secondary receiving options to succeed with reinstated starting QB Drew Stanton. In Stanton's two starts this season, Gresham recorded a touchdown on both occasions in the midst of seven receptions (on 10 targets) for 87 yards.
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