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Report: Jermaine Gresham may need back surgery

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Tight end Jermaine Gresham is one of the few unsigned players left from PFT’s original list of the top 100 free agents this offseason and a back injury may be a big part of the reason why he hasn’t landed a job.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gresham will be meeting with a doctor on Wednesday to determine whether or not he needs to have surgery to correct the problem. Per Rapoport, the injury was “discovered in the free agent process” and that Gresham could have the operation on Thursday if that’s what’s recommended on Wednesday.

Gresham would reportedly be healthy in time for camp, but it makes sense that a team would want to know that for sure before making any commitment to Gresham for the coming season. Gresham caught 62 passes for 460 yards and five touchdowns with the Bengals last season.

The Raiders were linked to Gresham early in the free agent process. They signed former Bill Lee Smith, but could still probably find a place for Gresham if he checks out medically.