The Miami Dolphins have used their franchise tag on tight end Mike Gesicki. This will allow the Dolphins to keep Gesicki for another year without negotiating a long term deal for the fifth-year player. If he refuses to sign the franchise tag designation, he will be unable to play in the NFL this season.
The NFL tweeted about the news, for whom they credited Tom Pelissero, on Tuesday.
The Dolphins place franchise tag on TE Mike Gesicki. (via @TomPelissero) pic.twitter.com/EWAv8YCHNq
— NFL (@NFL) March 8, 2022
Gesicki was drafted by the Dolphins with the 48th overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Penn State. He has played in a total of 64 games and racked up 2,255 yards on 199 receptions and has scored 13 touchdowns.
2021 was Gesicki’s best season in the pros. He had 780 receiving yards on 73 receptions (both career bests), but only two touchdowns, his lowest since his first year in the NFL. The two sides will have to re-negotiate a long-term deal after the 2022 season.
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