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Packers Will Take a Look At Jermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham

The Green Bay Packers are reportedly interested in kicking the tires on free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham.

Multiple sources have reported that the Packers will have Gresham in for a visit this week.

As we’ve noted time and again, the Packers tight end position was garbage last year with Richard Rodgers and Andrew Quarless. The latter had been getting accolades for his offseason work from multiple sources, but then he went and fired off a gun during a drunken argument and pretended to be a plant, earlier this month.

That incident could very well earn Quarless a suspension, so the potential addition of Gresham makes sense on two fronts.

The guy is just 27 and he’s a two-time Pro Bowler.

Last year, Gresham caught 62 balls for 460 yards and five touchdowns with the Red Rifle throwing him the ball.

Wonder what he could do with a real quarterback…

So you’re probably wondering why Gresham is still available on the free agent market. As well you should be.

The Oakland Raiders were going to make a run at Gresham when free agency opened in March. However, they found he had a herniated disc and that injury required surgery.

Now that he appears to be healthy, Gresham has suitors lining up.

The New Orleans Saints offered him a contract last month and Gresham visited the Arizona Cardinals earlier this week.

The Packers have plenty of salary cap room to sign Gresham if they want to. And if the price isn’t too steep, why the hell not?

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Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

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10 Comments

  1. icebowl July 24, 2015

    He’d be stoopid not to sign w a legit contender….

    1. PF4L July 24, 2015

      Yea, no dout, why not sign with a contender, don’t be dum.

  2. TyKo Steamboat July 24, 2015

    Physical Blocking TE that can make plays. Go get him.

    Once upon a time Keith Jackson was a blocking TE the Packers won a Superbowl with.

  3. the real russ letlow July 24, 2015

    read that he is a fumbler. don’t need that.

  4. ferris July 24, 2015

    This makes too much sense. He is 5 times better than anyone they have and Yosemite Sam is going to take a seat. They will low ball him though. But nobody saw the Peppers signing coming so maybe Ted will take a chance.

    1. PF4L July 24, 2015

      Yosemite Sam – lmfao

  5. BZ in BA July 24, 2015

    I think that it would be a great pickup. Andrew Senseless (uh, I mean QUARless) has shown very little over the last several years, and RR is totally unproven. This has to be an upgrade, and since we have lots of cap room I think we should go for it!

  6. Jim July 24, 2015

    I’ve seen a lot of conflicting opinions on him- mostly “aggressive blocker”, “stupid”, “hands of stone”, and “good runner after the catch”. The biggest issue is- how’s his back? He didn’t get cut after signing a big contract without cause.

  7. jtmax July 24, 2015

    Herniated disc is not a good injury to recover from. Only if he is reasonably priced.

  8. disposable hero July 25, 2015

    Too bad he already signed with Arizona…