The Saints are interested in former Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham, Sean Payton confirmed on Thursday afternoon, Joel Erickson of the Advocate reports.
Gresham, who underwent surgery in March to repair a herniated disc, flew into New Orleans from Dallas and left yesterday.
But Payton did say Gresham would be a good fit for a Saints offense looking to replace Jimmy Graham‘s production at tight end.
“He’s a player we were obviously well aware of coming out of Oklahoma five years ago,” Payton said. “He’s recovering from an offseason surgery, and I thought the visit went pretty good.”
“It would be about the fit,” Payton said. “I think there’s a fit for us if it works out, and he’s a guy that we’ve studied quite a bit now in the last couple of months.”