Cincinnati Beat Writer Paul Dehner Jr. recently shed some light on the situation with Bengals tight-end, Jermaine Gresham.
Considering his star potential and his horrific inconsistency on the field, Gresham has been one of the most polarizing names on the Cincinnati roster the last few years. At one point, he called himself “the villain” per Cincinnati’s verbal treatment of him.
Dehner Jr. stated that some of the Cincinnati coaches don’t want anything to do with him. Furthermore, Geoff Hobson doesn’t foresee him with the team in 2015 either, expecting not Tyler Eifert, but Ryan Hewitt to step into his shoes for the future. Between Hewitt and Eifert, the Bengals would surely have one of the surest pairs of hands in the league.
“It sure looks like Hewitt is going to replace Jermaine Gresham as the starting tight end after playing so well at H-Back this season. He’s a tremendous blocker in the running game and while he doesn’t possess Gresham’s vertical threat, he’s got good hands and is more sure-handed and reliable.
As Guenther said on Monday, he wants Maualuga back and I think that’s mutual. I don’t think it’s mutual with Gresham and he’s probably long gone.”
Gresham was the No. 21 overall pick in the 2010 draft. He had 460 yards and five scores in 2014.