Mike Gesicki is campaigning for Durham Smythe to get extended by Miami

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Sunday was a great day for the Dolphins’ tight ends despite two questionable offensive pass interference penalties.

The trio of Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe, and Adam Shaheen accounted for 10 receptions for 106 yards during the 24-17 victory of the New York Jets. Smythe’s day (four receptions for 37 yards) set a new single-season high for him with 221 receiving yards and counting on the year.

Gesicki went into his Monday morning media availability with nothing but great things to say about his teammate.

“I thought to myself ‘Wow, Durham went over his career yardage yesterday, has a new career-high,'” Gesicki said. “‘I’m going to wear his jersey to my press conference today. Start an initiative to get him paid here by the Miami Dolphins. He’s a good player, has a lot of success, does a lot of things, special teams, blocking, receiving.'”

With Gesicki dealing with his own contract situation right now, it’s interesting to see him so invested in his teammate’s happiness and success. He’s even trying to get him into the Pro Bowl.

“He’s not even on the Pro Bowl ballot,” Gesicki said. “That’s another thing. Just get him on there. I gotta get in touch with NFL.com maybe we can get him on there, and I’ll vote for him.”

This is the type of leadership and attitude the Dolphins should want to build around.