2015 NFL Free Agency: Remaining Talent on Offense

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Nov 2, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker J.T. Thomas (52) tackles Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham (84) in the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Jermaine Gresham

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted that week-long talks between the Oakland Raiders and tight end Jermaine Gresham are dead for now. The Raiders went after him early as he concluded his contract as a first-round draft pick in 201o. He is now looking for his second contract with a disappointing 2,722 yards in his first five years in the NFL.

That disappointment isn’t the two-time Pro Bowlers fault as the Bengals have a lot of good receivers. They also have hand the ball off to Giovani Bernard, whom Gresham has run-blocked well for. The Raiders want to run the football but also want to tap into Gresham’s ability as a receiver.

At 26, it’s not too late for Gresham to become one of the better overall tight ends in the NFL wherever he goes. You already know when they say for now, that usually means that situation isn’t over. The week-long courtship between the two sides just ended for now so there is no reported interest from other teams yet.

The Raiders are his best fit and have the most money to give him at this time.

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