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 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.
The writing appeared to be on the wall regarding Gresham's status for Week 15 after the team promoted fellow tight end Gabe Holmes from the practice squad Saturday. Gresham's absence will mark his first since Week 2. Troy Niklas and the aforementioned Holmes will now provide depth behind No. 1 tight end Ricky Seals-Jones.
Gresham was a new addition to the injury report this week and was unable to practice Thursday and Friday. The veteran tight end seems to be trending in the wrong direction at this point, which would leave Troy Niklas as the Cardinals' No. 2 tight end if Gresham is unable to suit up Sunday.
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