On the heels of his first game since tearing his Achilles in Week 17 of last season, Gresham was limited in the first two practices of this week before handling every rep Friday. He is thus ready to maintain or perhaps even increase his snap share Week 4. Nonetheless, he'll remain a distant second to Ricky Seals-Jones among Arizona tight ends until he proves healthy enough for a significant workload.
Gresham progressed enough in his recovery from a torn Achilles to log full practices this week, but the Cardinals are understandably wary in deeming him questionable less than nine months removed from the injury. Coach Steve Wilks relayed optimism regarding the tight end, but even if Gresham is active Sunday, he'll be on a limited snap count behind top pass-catching option Ricky Seals-Jones.
Gresham took on every practice rep for the first time since tearing his Achilles' tendon in the 2017 season finale. After the session, head coach Steve Wilks told Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site that he's hopeful Gresham will suit up Sunday against the Bears. If he gains clearance, Gresham may have difficulty cutting into Ricky Seals-Jones' target share (12 through two games), especially in an offense that has been listless this season.
Gresham is maintaining his activity level from a week ago, when he was eventually ruled inactive for Sunday's season-opening loss to the Redskins. Until he progresses enough to be termed a full participant, he doesn't seem like a candidate to take the field on game day. Considering he's a little more than eight months removed from tearing his Achilles, Gresham likely remains weeks away from returning to action.
Gresham (Achilles) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Redskins.
Gresham managed limited practices all week, only to be ruled out on the first game day of the season. The development isn't a shock in the slightest considering he tore his Achilles in Week 17 of last year. With that knowledge, he may be closer to week-to-week than approaching a return to the field. While Gresham's recovery continues, Ricky Seals-Jones should be the primary pass-catching tight end, even if he yields starts to Gabe Holmes, as he did in the preseason.
|Bye: Week 9|
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|12||11/25/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
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