BY: ED COLE
TEMPE, Ariz. – Cardinals general manager Steve Keim continues to work the one-year deals. On Monday, the team came to terms with tight end Jermaine Gresham and defensive tackle Red Bryant on one-year deals.
The Houston Chronicle and National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson has the contract information for both Gresham and Bryant.
Jermaine Gresham deal: $3.5M, $3M gtd, salary $1M (full gtd), $31,250 per game active roster bonus, up to $500,000 stats, playtime incentive
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 14, 2016
Red Bryant Cardinals deal: $965,000, $25,000 workout bonus, $885,000 salary, $55,000 first game 53-man roster bonus, full split $453,000
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 15, 2016
Gresham played in 15 regular season games (12 starts), and both postseason games last season. He had 18 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown – a big one in Arizona’s 39-32 win over the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in Week 10.
Gresham was very solid in his run blocking last season, helping Arizona finish eighth in the NFL in rushing (119.8 yards per game).
Gresham – a two-time Pro Bowler (2011-12) – spend the first five years of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals, after he was taken in the first round (21st overall) out of the University of Oklahoma in the 2010 NFL Draft. Gresham played in 74 games (67 starts) in five seasons (2010-14) with Cincinnati, and had 280 catches for 2,722 yards and 24 touchdowns. His best season was in 2012 when he set career highs with 64 catches for 737 yards while playing in all 16 games and earned his second straight Pro Bowl selection.
Bryant played the final six games of the 2015 regular season after signing with the team on November 26. He’s an eight-year NFL veteran who started his career with the Seahawks as a fourth-round choice (121st overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M. Bryant played his first six seasons with Seattle (2008-13) before starting all 16 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014.
Bryant’s played in 86 games (71 starts), and has 147 tackles (98 solos), 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and 14 tackles for loss. Bryant also has blocked four kicks in his career, three field goals and one PAT in 2011.