The New York Jets visited with tight end Jermaine Gresham on Friday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Gresham, who also visited with the Chicago Bears, recorded 18 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown last season with the Arizona Cardinals. Before that, he spent five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Gresham, 27, has missed just seven games in his career since he was a first-round pick in 2010.
The Jets released tight end Jeff Cumberland on Wednesday.
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Gresham earned just over $3 million last season with the Cardinals and caught a career-low 18 passes. He spent five years with the Bengals and his best season was 2012, when he caught 64 passes for 737 yards and five scores. He had caught 62 passes in 2014, but averaged just 7.4 yards per catch before departing for Arizona.
Gresham is a pretty effective blocker and might be good value due to his disappointing statistical production last year. It's been obvious for some time that the Jets need to upgrade at tight end and this -- along with the re-signing of Zach Sudfeld, who doubles as a special teams contributor -- would be a positive step toward that. They might be looking to add some youth, too. Reports from Ohio State's pro day today suggest that the Jets are interested in Nick Vannett, who did an individual workout with Jets offensive line coach Steve Marshall.