The Bengals expect to receive increased production out of Gresham. It's not just because he's more experienced. It's the result of one particular experience. "Jermaine going to the Pro Bowl last year was the best teaching, coaching experience we could ever have with him for him to mature," HC Marvin Lewis said. "He's a different man – very, very confident in himself." Reported by ESPN.com
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According to ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley, this isn't to say Gresham has been a disappointment. He led all AFC North tight ends in receptions last season and he was a vital in the red zone, where he caught nine of his 10 career touchdowns. But Andy Dalton believes he's more in sync with Gresham this year. “In the first year in the offense last year, there was definitely a learning curve," Dalton said. "I think definitely he might catch some more balls this year, just from having a little bit better understanding of the offense and what we’re trying to do. ...” While we hope that's the case, we're still ranking Gresham more as a high-end backup than a Fantasy starter.