With training camps around the corner, unsigned tight end Jermaine Gresham is becoming a popular free agent target around the league. The latest team to be linked to Gresham is another NFC North squad — according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have discussed the possibility of pursuing the former Bengals tight end.
The Bears’ No. 1 tight end, Martellus Bennett, reportedly isn’t thrilled with his contract, and was mentioned as a potential trade candidate earlier in the offseason. However, Biggs’ report suggests that if the Bears were to go after Gresham, it would likely be as a complement to Bennett, rather than as a replacement.
While Chicago is one possible suitor for Gresham, he doesn’t appear to be lacking options these days. The 27-year-old recently paid a visit to the Cardinals, and the Packers hosted him for a visit this week as well, though Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com tweets that Green Bay isn’t currently discussing a contract with Gresham. The Saints and Raiders are also said to have some interest in the former first-round pick.
I expect that Gresham, who is returning from offseason back surgery, will sign with a team around the time that training camps get underway in the coming days.