Gesicki brought in his only target during Sunday's 31-12 loss to the Packers.
Gesicki saw less offensive snaps (20) than fellow tight ends A.J. Derby and Nick O'Leary, and received only one target for the second straight week. It's hard to imagine the rookie second-round pick putting up big numbers while splitting snaps in Miami's mediocre passing offense, but Gesicki remains a key part of the Dolphins' plans for the future.
Gesicki did not catch his only target during Sunday's 13-6 win over the Jets.
Gesicki was the target of quarterback Brock Osweiler's only pass to the tight end position Week 9, but he failed to reel the ball in. The rookie has not put up a goose egg since Week 2, also a contest against the Jets, during which he was not targeted. Gesicki will look to bounce back during Miami's tilt against Green Bay on Sunday, in which the Dolphins' passing offense may see more volume.
Gesicki (shoulder) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Texans.
Meanwhile, A.J. Derby (foot) is inactive, which sets the stage for Gesicki and Nick O'Leary to lead the Dolphins' Week 8 tight end corps. Gesicki, who the team took 42nd overall in April's NFL Draft, caught all three of his targets for a season-high 44 yards this past Sunday against the Lions and his involvement in the Miami passing game could continue to expand, with wideouts Albert Wilson (hip/IR) and Kenny Stills (groin) both sidelined Thursday night.
Gesicki was a full participant during the Dolphins' walk-through practice Wednesday, but it wasn't enough for him to avoid an injury designation on a short week. It would be surprising if Gesicki wasn't available Thursday, but those relying on the rookie will want to examine his status prior to the 8:20 p.m. EDT kickoff. Gesicki hauled in all three of his targets for a season-high 44 yards in Week 7 against the Lions and could see his role expand this week with the team down two of its top wideouts in Albert Wilson (hip) and Kenny Stills (groin).
Gesicki (shoulder) was listed as limited on Tuesday's estimated injury report, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
The fact that Gesicki was on the field in any capacity offers some reassurance that his shoulder injury isn't a significant one, but his status for Week 8 could still be in some jeopardy due to the Dolphins playing on Thursday night. If available for the tilt with the Texans, Gesicki would likely work behind Nick O'Leary, who seems to have emerged as the team's top tight end over the past two games.
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ IND||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BUF||1:00 pm|