The move for the Arizona Cardinals has been expected by many
It was interesting that it took this long. However the Arizona Cardinals are reportedly ridding of tight end Jermaine Gresham this week.
After the addition of Charles Clay from the Buffalo Bills in February, this was going to likely be the end result. We would have just expected it sooner.
However with free agency going into full tilt this week, the Cardinals need to free themselves of cash. Gresham was on most lists to be released anyway.
It is a disappointing end to his career in Arizona. He came over in 2015 from the Cincinnati Bengals where he had spent the first five seasons of his career.
Year after year, there was always a chance he would be cut. When he produced just nine receptions in 2018, not all his fault, you just had to know this was the time to go.
The move to pick up Clay was nice but apparently didn’t quite spell the end immediately. It got to the point where some even questioned if the Cardinals were seriously considering keeping Gresham in 2019.
Not to be so. This could also free the Cardinals up to go after a highly sought after tight end in the draft. There are certainly a few of those.
The Cardinals also still have Ricky Seals-Jones on the roster. He was tendered last week though, so it appears he could be staying in the desert. No an entirely bad deal there but you have to wonder if he stays, will this be a make or break year for him as well?
During his five years in Arizona, Gresham caught 97 passes, averaging just 19 per season. Even less impressive was his touchdown total of five over those five seasons.
He will be best remembered for his actions off the field though. He helped a woman pay for her flight home after a snafu at the airport last year. He was great off the field, just not good enough on it unfortunately.