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article imageNFL Rumors: Jermaine Gresham to Minnesota Vikings?

By Larry Seely     Jul 19, 2015 in Sports
Minneapolis - With the start of NFL training camps set to begin in the coming week, several free agents are still looking for a new home in 2015.
Veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham is among those players looking for a new team and the former Oklahoma Sooner appears set to sign in the next few days, but where would the 27-year-old fit best to continue his football career?
The latest reports have the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals set to give five-year pro a look in the coming days and signing with either team makes sense, but if the former Bengals tight end really wants to make a splash in the league and help a team get back to winning games, Minnesota makes more sense.
The Vikings have a terrific young quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and perhaps the best running back in the NFL with Adrian Peterson, but what this team lacks are solid weapons in the res zone and a go-to guy for Bridgewater when he needs a big catch.
Gresham was never a big receiving threat in Cincinnati, but that was more with the type of offense he played in and the fact he played with A.J. Green and several talented wide outs, which limited his targets.
Kyle Rudolph was the leading tight end in Minnesota last season with just 24 receptions and two touchdowns. Those numbers don't compare with Gresham's career numbers which include nearly four receptions per game and 24 touchdowns.
Ian Wharton of Bleacher Report has reported that the former first round draft pick is nearly recovered from an injury that required surgery this off season. With good blocking skills in the running game and a big frame perfect to help a young signal caller, Gresham would be a great fit for Minnesota, but the front office of the Vikings will need to move fast as the free agent won't last much longer on the open market.
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