Jermaine Gresham Injury: Updates on Free Agent TE's Back and Recovery

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 16:  Jermaine Gresham #84 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates his touchdown during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 16, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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As Jermaine Gresham seeks a new team in free agency, he'll also be recovering from a back injury.

Continue for updates.

Gresham to Undergo Surgeryย 

Wednesday, March 18

Gresham will be undergoing surgery tomorrow after being diagnosed with aย herniated disc in his back, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.ย 

Rapoport added:

Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

At this point, Jermaine Gresham has no firm timetable. Will know most post-surgery. Intriguing free agent once his back checks out

Indeed, while Gresham was never going to be one of the top targets in free agency this year, teams looking to add another tight end to the roster surely would have had some interest in the player. With his back concerns looming, however, Gresham certainly has become somewhat less appealing.ย 

He finished the 2014 season with the Cincinnati Bengals with 62 receptions for 460 yards and five touchdowns. While he's never lived up to being selected No. 21 overall in the 2010 NFL draft, the 26-year-old is still a productive player who can help a team once his back issues are resolved.

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