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TE Jermaine Gresham - Cincinnati Bengals

6-5, 261Born: 6-16-1988College: OklahomaDrafted: Round 1, pick 21

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He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Dec 15): Gresham was unable to practice on Friday last week due to his injured toe after being limited on Thursday, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as questionable to play on Friday. Gresham will visit a toe specialist Tuesday to be evaluated further.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 15): Gresham was an unexciting but sometimes productive tight end in the Bengals offense, but it appears his toe pain has gotten the best of him.

General News (Sat Dec 20): practiced fully on Saturday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday.

General News (Thu Dec 18): practiced fully on Thursday.

Week 16: vs Denver Broncos

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Andy Dalton has run hot-and-cold as a passer this year - last week, the Bengals ran the football 45 times for 244 yards and three rushing scores at Cleveland, so Dalton had a 'cold' game, with 14/24 for 117 yards rushing, zero TDs and one interception thrown (taking two sacks for -14 yards). A.J. Green saw the most targets, as usual, with 11, but only managed 5/49/0 receiving in those chances, while nobody else on the team got over 40 yards receiving. Jermaine Gresham's injured toe kept him sidelined last week and he's seeing a toe specialist this week - he looks iffy to play in this key AFC contest. Denver's run D is so good that most teams elect to attack the Broncos through the air (also, the opposition is usually in chase mode due to playing against Peyton Manning's offense) - to date, Denver ranks 16th in the NFL averaging 237.8 net passing yards allowed per game, with 26 passing scores allowed vs. 16 interceptions (eighth in the NFL) and 38 sacks (tied for sixth) generated. Philip Rivers wasn't sacked last week (24/41 for 232 yards passing, with one TD thrown) but he was intercepted twice. Two weeks ago, Kyle Orton took four sacks for -14 yards, ending the day with 38/57 for 341 net yards, one TD and two interceptions thrown. As you can see, the Bronco's ball-hawks have been active and productive in the secondary over the last two games. Dalton and company face a dangerous matchup this week - we've seen four multiple-interceptions-thrown games from him this year, and Denver is noted for going for turnovers - at home in Paul Brown stadium we give this a neutral ranking for Dalton and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

12 at HOU 4 33 0 0
13 at TB 5 33 0 0
14 vs PIT 3 23 1 0
16 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
16 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay 3 * * *
16 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs TB (5 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)

Gresham had another solid ppr game with 5 receptions. But as per usual, Gresham isn't getting downfield or doing anything spectacular with his receptions. He's a short yardage safety valve for Dalton. His 15 yard first down catch right over the middle is about the extent of his explosive ability at this point in his career.

2014 Week 14 vs PIT (4 / 3 / 23 / 1 rec)

Gresham caught a TD in the first half on a playaction fake by Dalton. Gresham faked the block, then snuck to the corner of the endzone, and caught a Dalton lob over the defender for an easy TD. Aside from that TD, Gresham was mostly a non-factor, just catching a couple short passes.


Latest News

Bengals | Jermaine Gresham practices Saturday (Sat Dec 20, 04:08 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) practiced in full Saturday, Dec. 20.

Our View: Gresham makes for a decent TE2 with TE1 upside against the Broncos on Monday night. The Broncos defense historically struggles against tight ends, and QB Andy Dalton will have to look for short passes to supplement the ground game. Dalton will also use relief-valve receivers like Gresham to help escape the Broncos elite pass rush.
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Bengals | Jermaine Gresham a full go (Fri Dec 19, 06:08 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 19.

Our View: Gresham will be back this week, and the Broncos are down two of their best linebackers on Monday night, so he makes for a decent desperation play against Denver.
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Bengals | Jermaine Gresham practices fully (Thu Dec 18, 06:42 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 18.

Our View: Gresham is no more than a TE2, an a low end on at that. We'd avoid him unless you were in a real bad spot.

Bengals | Jermaine Gresham to see specialist (Mon Dec 15, 08:33 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) will visit a specialist Tuesday, Dec. 16, for a second opinion on his injured toe, a source told FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo.

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Bengals | Jermaine Gresham inactive (Sun Dec 14, 11:56 AM) - Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (toe) is inactive Sunday, Dec. 14.

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