The Bears are scheduled to host free-agent tight end Jermaine Gresham for a visit, according to report from ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
Tight end is considered a top need for the Bears, who have been trying to trade Martellus Bennett.
Reaching a deal with Gresham shouldn’t preclude the Bears from re-signing Zach Miller, who remains a free agent. Bennett is the Bears’ best tight end, and replacing him will require multiple options.
Miller, 31, had 34 catches for 439 yards and five touchdowns last season. Gresham, 27, made 18 catches for 223 yards and a touchdown last year for the Cardinals.
The Bears want to re-sign Miller, but were waiting for the tight-end market to set his price. There are now a number of different deals to consider:
* Coby Fleener, 27, signed a five-year contract with the Saints worth $36 million, including $18 million guaranteed ($8 million signing bonus).
* Ladarius Green, 25, signed a four-year contract with the Steelers worth $20 million, including $4.75 million guaranteed (his signing bonus).
* Benjamin Watson, 35, signed a two-year contract with the Ravens worth $7 million, including $3 million guaranteed ($2 million signing bonus).
* Dwayne Allen, 26, re-signed with the Colts, receiving a four-year contract worth $29.4 million, including $16 million guaranteed ($4 million signing bonus).
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