Jermaine Gresham, TE
Salary cap savings: $2,468,750
Dead cap: $5,750,000
Considering that the Cardinals recently signed former Buffalo Bill tight end Charles Clay, Gresham’s path to the 2019 opening day roster in Phoenix seems bleaker than ever. Even when considering the cap space the Cardinals would have to eat if they cut him, the benefits of doing so outweigh the negatives.
In 2018, Gresham showed signs of continued signs of regression. He only saw 44.1% of the Cardinals snaps, despite playing in 13 games. He saw his role as the receiving tight end diminish to second-year tight end Rickey Seals-Jones and struggled on the gridiron, it doesn’t help that he also often brought yellow laundry when he saw the field.
Gresham’s regression is not something new, just in 2017, he had the second worst season stat line of his career as he finished with a line of 33/322/2. However, 2018 was a new low as the 30-year-old finished with a line of 9/94/0. The Cardinals can cut ties with the tight end and save some money while doing so, considering the potential overhaul that Kingsbury will bring to the offense, cutting Gresham is likely. However, the Cardinals might wait on releasing the soon to be 31-year-old as they are 100% off his contract in 2020. Either way, Gresham’s time with the Cardinals could very well be ending shortly.