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Former Sooner Jermaine Gresham May Need Back Surgery

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One of the few remaining NFL free agents is former Sooner tight end Jermaine Gresham. Many had him landing in Oakland joining former Sooner and recently signed free agent Curtis Lofton. All of this may be on hold however as multiple reports have surfaced that Gresham may require back surgery.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sources: Free agent TE Jermaine Gresham meeting with a doctor tomorrow for a back injury. Could have surgery Thurs, will be ready for camp</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/577916324334047232">March 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Back injury for Jermaine Gresham was discovered in the free agent process, explains why he hasn’t signed. Specialist makes the final call</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/577916730653048832">March 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The good news for Gresham is that this injury does not appear to be career threatening and he should be back in time for training camp. The bad news is that this will probably cost Gresham some money as teams could shy away with lingering injury concerns.