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Bears Still Trying To Trade TE Martellus Bennett, Meeting With TE Jermaine Gresham

ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirmed a report from SportsMockery that the Bears are bringing free agent TE Jermaine Gresham for a visit on Thursday.

  • Schefter adds that the Bears are still fielding trade offers for veteran TE Martellus Bennett.

Indications have been that Bennett was unlikely to be back with the Bears next year, as it appears as though he’s worn out his welcome in Chicago. Should the Bears not find any takers for Bennett, he’s likely to be released at some point this offseason.

Bennett, 28, is in the final year of his four-year, $20.4 million contract that included $5.215 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $5.085 million for the 2016.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Bennett will free up $5.185 million in available cap space while creating $1.125 million in dead money.

In 2015, Bennett’s 2015 season comes to an end with him appearing 11 games and recording 53 receptions for 439 yards receiving and three touchdowns.

Gresham, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2010. He spent five years in Cincinnati before he signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals last March.

A knee injury actually prevented him from signing a larger contract with the Raiders, and forced him to agree to a one-year pact with Arizona.

In 2015, Gresham appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals and totaled 18 receptions for 223 yards receiving and a touchdown.

We have him featured in our Top 2016 Free Agents list.