A three-year average of 57 receptions 601 yards and five touchdowns doesn’t sound too bad. Two trips to the Pro Bowl in three professional seasons is phenomenal. Most tight ends around the NFL would be thrilled with those numbers. For Jermaine Gresham though it might not even be good enough to save his job.

The Cincinnati Bengals made Gresham a first round draft pick in 2010 out of the University of Oklahoma in spite of the fact that he missed his last collegiate season due to a knee injury. An athletic 6’5″ and 260 lbs his physical tools gave him the look of the next big star at the tight end position something the Bengals sorely needed. He got his chance right away starting 15 games in his rookie season.