A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that
first-round draft pick Jermaine Gresham has agreed to a contract
with the Cincinnati Bengals.
The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because
the team had not announced the deal with the tight end.
Gresham is expected to join the team for its afternoon practice
in Georgetown, Ky., on Tuesday. The former Oklahoma star has missed
eight practices, but still could win the starting job.
The Bengals selected Gresham with the 21st pick expecting him to
fill their biggest hole last season.
Last year, first-round pick Andre Smith missed the first three
preseason games in a contract holdout. The offensive lineman then
broke his foot two days later.