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Sean Payton hypes up potential Jermaine Gresham to the Saints move

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The New Orleans Saints are in a state of flux right now and no one quite knows how they are going to perform in 2015.

Even with Drew Brees under center the Saints are expected to struggle, and another season without playoff football looks certain.

After an off-season of complete turnaround, the New Orleans offense is almost unrecognisable thanks to the trade that saw Jimmy Graham leave for the Seattle Seahawks, while Kenny Stills has been let go to the Miami Dolphins.

In return, the Saints have brought in just about no one. They line up with Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston as their top two wide receivers, while at tight end they can boast the mighty Josh Hill, yeah we've never heard of him either.

Gresham's Visit

But it seems like Sean Payton and the Saints are looking to rectify that severe lack of experience and quality at tight end by bringing in former Cincinnati Bengals star Jermaine Gresham. We wrote earlier that Gresham had come in for a free agent visit with New Orleans, and things look like they could be progressing.

Gresham’s flown under the radar during free agency while recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, but Saints coach Sean Payton said Thursday that the team has had him on the radar for a while.

“He’s a player we were obviously well aware of coming out of Oklahoma five years ago,” Payton said, via the New Orleans Advocate.

"He’s recovering from an offseason surgery, and I thought the visit went pretty good. It would be about the fit. I think there’s a fit for us if it works out, and he’s a guy that we’ve studied quite a bit now in the last couple of months.”

The 26-year-old Gresham is a talented player, despite concerns over his health. Last year he started 15 games for the Bengals, managing 460 yards and 5 touchdowns, and is one of only three TEs in NFL history to have made over 50 receptions in the first three years of their career.


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