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"Nothing imminent" between Jermaine Gresham and the Oakland Raiders

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Free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham remains in Oakland, where he has been trying to secure a deal with the Raiders since Tuesday. According to local reports, nothing is imminent.

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We have this vision of Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham habituating in the woods while feeding off flora and speaking to the animals in the woods on the outskirts of Oakland, California. Gresham, who arrived in Oakland on Tuesday for a planned visit with the Raiders, hasn't left.

According to multiple reports, the hope was that an agreement would be reached by the start of free agency. Then Tuesday turned into Wednesday and, more than 48 hours after the start of the new league year, Thursday has arrived and nothing has changed.

According to Vic Tafur with the San Francisco Chronicle, "nothing is imminent" but adds that a deal could still be reached.

Practical experience/observations also suggests that the longer both sides wait for an agreement to be reached, the less likely it is that an agreement will be reached.

Could the Bengals re-sign Gresham if his free agent value isn't very good? We don't think so. Along with the whole "coaches want nothing to do with Gresham" report from the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Bengals started divorce proceedings when they drafted Tyler Eifert in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.