Free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham visited the Saints today, sources tell Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The Saints, from the outside, appear to be a little thin at the position following the Jimmy Graham trade of this offseason. As of right now, however, there is no deal between the Saints and Gresham, Garafolo adds.
Gresham, one of the biggest names remaining in free agency, has yet to sign after undergoing back surgery earlier this offseason. When he does sign, eventually, it will be with a different rep at the table after he canned the controversial Ben Dogra. As of late March, the Raiders and Bengals were said to be in the mix for his services.
The soon-to-be 27-year-old was certainly one of the more intriguing options on the free agent market, but his subpar 2014 campaign didn’t earn him a place on Luke Adams’ list of the top 50 free agents. He finished last season with 62 catches for 460 yards and five touchdowns, earning him a negative rating from Pro Football Focus (subscription required). However, it was a step up from his performance in 2013 and 2012, when PFF rated him as one of the two worst tight ends in the entire league.