The New England Patriots have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent tight end Mike Gesicki that is worth up to $9 million, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates.
Gesicki will pair with veteran Hunter Henry to give the Patriots a dual-tight end attack the team hoped it was getting when it signed Henry and Jonnu Smith to big-money deals in free agency in 2021. The team traded Smith to the Atlanta Falcons on Monday for a seventh-round draft pick.
Gesicki had been recruited to Penn State by new Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien in 2014, and committed to the school. But O’Brien soon after departed to become head coach of the Houston Texans, while Gesicki stayed at Penn State. Now the two are reunited in New England.