Details of Mike Gesicki’s contract with the Bengals disclosed

New acquisition Mike Gesicki, the tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals, inked a one-year deal during the free agency period. According to KPRC2’s Aaron Wilson, the contract amounts to $2.5 million, with $400,000 guaranteed, representing the cap hit against the salary cap for the team.

Interestingly, Gesicki had previously secured a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the New England Patriots in March of 2023. Prior to that, the Miami Dolphins had designated him with a one-year franchise tag valued at $10.93 million.

Despite the declining monetary figures, Gesicki’s potential and talent remain evident. However, his performance may have been hindered by his compatibility with the offenses and quarterback situations in his past two teams.

Gesicki joins the ranks of veteran tight ends hoping for a boost in their next contracts, banking on the presence of Joe Burrow as a potential catalyst:

– C.J. Uzomah (signed a 3-year, $18.3 million deal)
– Hayden Hurst (secured a 1-year, $3.5 million contract)
– Irv Smith Jr. (obtained a 1-year, $1.75 million deal)

Notably, Uzomah and Hurst went on to secure more substantial contracts with new teams, indicating the Bengals’ satisfaction with their latest acquisition.

Despite Gesicki’s arrival as the primary tight end and his potential as a 6’6″ target from the slot for Burrow, the team remains open to adding further talent at the position, potentially as early as the first round in the upcoming draft.

As of the latest update, the Bengals maintain approximately $33.4 million in available cap space.

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