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Dustin Keller | Tight End

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/25/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 255
College: Purdue
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CSN New England expects the Patriots to show interest in free agent TE Dustin Keller should he remain unsigned after the draft.
In all likelihood, Keller won't be finding a job in the next four weeks. His agent recently said Keller will be ready for the season after destroying his knee on a devastating hit from D.J. Swearinger last preseason. Keller turns 30 in September. If he can return to pre-injury form, he'd be a nice bargain signing. Apr 14 - 9:32 PM

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The Dolphins are open to re-signing free agent Dustin Keller.

"He’s one of those guys we’re evaluating and considering like a lot of other free agents out there," coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday. "We’ll see." Rehabbing from the catastrophic knee injury that ended his 2013 in the preseason, Keller has yet to make a visit in free agency. Keller turns 30 in September.
Mar 25 - 10:28 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero has heard free agent TE Dustin Keller (knee) is "on track to return."

Keller was having a huge camp in 2013 with the Dolphins before tearing his ACL, MCL, and PCL, dislocating his right knee in Miami's third preseason game. There's no telling what Keller has left -- the injury was gruesome and he's entering his age-30 season -- but it's good news for him. NFL teams would probably want to see Keller work out before entertaining signing him.
Mar 7 - 2:49 PM

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker considers free agent Dustin Keller re-signing with Miami "unlikely."

Keller's gruesome August knee injury resulted in a torn ACL, MCL, PCL as well as a dislocation. He had to watch as Charles Clay broke out for a 69/759/6 line, grabbing the 2014 starting role in the process. Keller, who will turn 30 years old in September, will have to prove his health before getting a deal in free agency. The injury was severe enough that his Week 1 status remains in doubt.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 6 - 11:37 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on NFL Insiders that Dustin Keller avoided nerve damage when he tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL and dislocated his right knee in Miami's third preseason game.

Per Schefter, Keller's knee "cartilage and nerves are intact," and "doctors believe he will have a chance to resume his NFL career." The catastrophic knee injury may still sap Keller's best assets -- his speed and movement skills. Out for the season, the 29-year-old will hit unrestricted free agency next March.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Dolphins placed TE Dustin Keller on injured reserve with a torn ACL, MCL, and PCL, and dislocated right knee, ending his season.

The Fins will move forward with rookie Dion Sims, H-back Charles Clay, and 2012 third-round bust Michael Egnew at tight end. It's a massive dropoff. For Keller, his NFL future is unclear. This is a catastrophic knee injury, and he's not under contract for 2014. It would be an amazing success story if Keller were ready for Week 1 next season, let alone regained fantasy relevance.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Dustin Keller is done for the season after tearing his ACL, MCL, and PCL, and also dislocating his right knee.

Per the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero, the Dolphins also fear Keller suffered nerve damage in the knee. It's a catastrophic, Marcus Lattimore-type injury and could not only threaten Keller's 2014 season -- he's a free agent next year -- but jeopardize what's left of his football career. It's a brutal blow for both Keller and Ryan Tannehill, as the 28-year-old was enjoying a fantastic preseason following an injury-ruined 2012 campaign with the Jets. Signed to a one-year, $4.25 million deal, Keller had plans to rehab his value and land a multi-year contract next March.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 11:36:00 AM

Fox Sports reports Dustin Keller (knee) is "most likely done for the year."

The Miami Herald heard through a team source that Keller's injury is "not good." Keller's knee bent back awkwardly after Texans rookie S D.J. Swearinger unloaded on him in Saturday night's preseason game. He'd been developing solid chemistry with Ryan Tannehill, and had the looks of a fantasy value pick. Some combination of Charles Clay, Dion Sims, and Michael Egnew will try to replace Keller at tight end. Possession receiver Brian Hartline may be the main beneficiary in fantasy, although he is a severely limited talent.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Dolphins TE Dustin Keller was carted off the field during Saturday night's preseason game with a right knee injury.

Texans rookie S D.J. Swearinger unloaded on Keller's right knee following a short reception. Keller's knee bent back awkwardly and he was in obvious pain on the ground, cussing before the cart came out. It'll be a shame if Keller's season is over, because he was betting on himself with a one-year contract. Keller had also shown excellent chemistry with Ryan Tannehill in August.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 09:17:00 PM

Dustin Keller caught two balls for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' second preseason game at Jacksonville.

At least among fantasy-relevant Dolphins players, Keller is leading the team in preseason receiving with three catches for 50 yards and the score. On Friday night, Keller secured a bullet 22-yard score from Ryan Tannehill. While we're not bullish on Keller's fantasy outlook, he could flirt with back-end TE1 value with a realistic chance to lead the Dolphins in receptions.
Fri, Aug 9, 2013 10:16:00 PM

Dustin Keller said he declined a long-term deal from the Dolphins in favor of a one-year contract.

Keller's one-year pact is worth $4.25M. It's unclear how much the Dolphins were offering annually on a long-term deal, but the ex-Jet apparently didn't like it. "My worth wasn't where I think it was at," he said. "So I took a gamble on myself and said I'm better than everyone thinks I am. This is where I want to be long term. But I want to prove to them I'm better than last year." Keller has the talent to stretch the seam as an every-down tight end for Ryan Tannehill.
Thu, May 23, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Dolphins agreed to terms with TE Dustin Keller, formerly of the Jets, on a one-year, $4.25 million contract.

The Jets' latest defector will remain in the AFC East. The sides had been near an agreement for 48 hours, but Keller was holding out for a multi-year deal. He didn't get it, and now finds himself a part of a brazenly "all in" Dolphins squad for 2013. Keller represents a major upgrade for a team that's lacked explosiveness at tight end in recent years, but is coming off a down campaign. Thanks to injuries and Mark Sanchez, Keller was limited to 28 catches for 317 yards and two touchdowns in eight 2012 games. A seam stretcher and a red-zone threat when healthy, Keller should find himself on the low-end TE1 radar with Ryan Tannehill.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:36:00 AM

The Dolphins are "closing in on a deal" with free agent Dustin Keller.

According to Keller's brother's Twitter account, it's a done deal. It should become official within the next few hours. Keller was reportedly resistant to a one-year deal, but it's unclear if the Dolphins have caved and offered a multi-year pact. Keller would be a nice upgrade for the 'Fins at tight end.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 11:29:00 AM

The Miami Herald's "understanding" is free agent Dustin Keller may turn to the Giants or Bills after talks broke off with the Dolphins.

The Dolphins only offered Keller a one-year contract. His agent has also "reached out" to the Broncos. Keller is one-dimensional in that he can stretch the seam, but lacks blocking ability and isn't an ideal mismatch creator at 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds. Rob Gronkowski is 6-foot-6. Jimmy Graham is 6-foot-7.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 02:07:00 AM

The New York Daily News hints the hangup in talks between the Dolphins and free agent Dustin Keller is Miami's unwillingness to offer a multi-year deal.

And why would they, in a market where even top free agents are struggling to breach the $10 million barrier in guaranteed money? Keller is the best remaining tight end, by far, but coming off an injury-plagued campaign where he caught just 28 passes. The longer Keller holds out, the worse his offers may get.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 07:47:00 PM

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