The Jets need a tight end. Sure, they re-signed Zach Sudfeld and have Jace Amaro returning from injury but Mike Maccagnan can't just assume that either of those players will be able to produce enough to be a factor in this offense. For this reason the Jets continue to scour the market looking for tight ends and because the supply is low they brought in Jermaine Gresham for a visit.
Gresham played for the Cardinals last year but you likely know him from his time with the Bengals. He's a big bodied receiver that can be a threat in the passing game but injuries and consistency — and consistently being injured — have limited his production over the years. If he can stay healthy he could be a nice complimentary fit with Brandon Marshall, Eric Decker and a backfield of Matt Forte, Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson.
Fans know all about the Jets struggles at the tight end position last year and it's absolutely true that Chan Gailey's offense doesn't need to get a lot of production from the position but they need something. Every so often they need some who can make a catch to extend a drive or cap off a touchdown instead of settling for a field goal. Gresham won't provide anything as far as blocking but he could get open and make a catch with the defenders focused on the rest of the offensive playmakers.
Gresham met with the Bears yesterday.
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