Mike Gesicki offers concerning update on extension talks with Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki is in the final year of his rookie deal with the team and gave an update on how extension talks are going, and it’s not ideal.

“I haven’t talked to anybody,” Gesicki said, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

It’s possible the Dolphins are waiting until the end of the season to extend their second-round pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, but it’s concerning that the team hasn’t reached out yet.

The Dolphins are just 1-7 this season, but Gesicki said that hasn’t changed his outlook on staying with the team long-term.

“No, absolutely not,” he said.

This season, Gesicki has been one of the team’s top targets. Through eight games, the tight end has compiled 40 receptions for 475 yards and two touchdowns. He’s easily on pace to break his career high of 53 catches in a season.

Gesicki is going to be a key player for the Dolphins offense and Tua Tagovailoa if Miami is going to get back to its winning ways.

The 26-year-old still has belief that the Dolphins can turn things around this season. He explained why he’s still interested in an extension with the organization.

“I think that we have a phenomenal organization,” Gesicki said. “We have coaches that are in here into the late hours of the night preparing and helping put players in position to be successful. We have great guys in the locker room. An unbelievable strength staff that is helping guys maximize their abilities on the field. The best trainers. The best people in the kitchen. The best media team. Security staff.

“The list goes on and on about all of the positives about this organization. The product on Sunday, I think, will follow. I think that we’re close. I’ve said that for weeks now. At some point, we’ve got to turn the corner.”

The Dolphins will try to turn the corner in Week 9 when they take on the Houston Texans.