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Cardinals reportedly to part ways with Jermaine Gresham

As news floods the NFL Twitter feeds once free agency "tampering" got underway, the Cardinals are reportedly moving on from another veteran. Adam Schefter tweeted Monday, that the Cardinals will release tight end Jermaine Gresham later this week, a move that wouldn't be a shock given Gresham's scheduled (and partly guaranteed) $6.25 million salary for 2019.

Gresham, coming off a torn Achilles in the 2017 season finale, had just nine catches last year. The Cardinals already signed a veteran, Charles Clay, who probably fits the tight end role in Kliff Kingsbury's offense better than Gresham could, and they also have Ricky Seals-Jones and tendered an offer to late-season acquisition Darrell Daniels. This draft is also supposed to be deep at tight end.

The first part of this week is always an interesting time. News had already broken about a handful of free agent contracts all but done (they can't be signed/be official until Wednesday at 1 p.m. Arizona time) in the first couple of hours of free agent talks. By the end of the day Monday, many players will already have an idea if they are viewed as someone to be chased in the first wave of free agency. It'll also be interesting to see what Gresham's market will be if and when he is let go.

TE Jermaine Gresham runs off the field after a home game in 2018