The Oakland Raiders, who are expressing interest in unrestricted free agent tight end Jermaine Gresham, will target the five-year veteran during free agency, according to Yahoo! Sports NFL reporter Charles Robinson. It was previously believed that Oakland was also targeting Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas but the Raiders quickly lost interest due to increasing projected costs.
In addition to the Raiders, the Cleveland Browns are also expressing interest in Gresham. Cleveland has been expected to jump into the tight end market, despite Jordan Cameron becoming a free agent this Tuesday -- Cameron's health might be a concern after missing six games with a concussion. He had a breakout season in 2013, posting 80 passes for nearly 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns. According to Mary Kay Cabot with the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Browns are also expressing interest in former Ravens and Panthers tight end Ed Dickson.
As a former first-round pick from the 2010 NFL draft, Gresham has 280 career receptions, 2,722 yards receiving and 24 touchdowns -- he's also fumbled 11 times (losing six) while dealing with a migraine-inducing amount of penalties.
It's highly unlikely that Gresham returns to Cincinnati.