Dustin Keller | TE | Miami Dolphins
Posted: 8/22/2013 10:42pm et
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins TE Dustin Keller (knee) did not suffer any nerve or cartilage damage on his season ending hit to his knee and can try to mount a comeback in 2014.
Huddle Up: This is the best possible news for the TE following his horrific-looking knee injury in the Fins' third preseason contest, and fans everywhere will be rooting hard for a Keller comeback a year from now.
Posted: 8/18/2013 2:10pm et
Updating a previous report, Miami Dolphins TE Dustin Keller (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and posterior cruciate ligament during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17. Keller also suffered a dislocated knee.
Huddle Up: A devastating turn of events for Keller, who is out for the season and now faces some career questions as well. Fantasy aside for a moment, we wish him the best recovery possible. As for fantasy implications, the loss of one of the team's prize free-agent acquisitions is going to hurt second-year QB Ryan Tannehill, and the Fins will now look to second-year man Miachael Engrew or TE/FB Charles Clay to try to fill the void.
Posted: 4/23/2013 12:54pm et
Miami Dolphins TE Dustin Keller said the biggest thing for him about joining the team was the opportunity to win. Keller said he noticed the team was bringing in high-character players. 'Once I got in the building, it was an easy decision for me,' Keller said.
Huddle Up: Keller is eyeing a bounce-back season in his new locale. The TE hit career highs in 2011 with 65 catches for 815 yards and 5 TDs in 2011, but a troublesome ankle limited him to only 5 starts and a 28-317-2 campaign in 2012.
Posted: 3/15/2013 1:35pm et
The Miami Dolphins signed TE Dustin Keller to a one-year contract that will pay $4.25 million.
Huddle Up: Keller is a significantly more dynamic pass-catching tight end than Anthony Fasano, who held that role in Miami last year. With Mike Wallace stretching the field, there should be room underneath for Keller to make some fantasy noise in 2013.
Posted: 3/14/2013 10:34pm et
Free-agent TE Dustin Keller (Jets) left his visit with the Miami Dolphins Thursday, March 14, without a deal, but the two sides will keep in touch. The Dolphins are likely just gauging the market.
Huddle Up: The Fins could use a TE with Anthony Fasano departing for K.C., but it looks as if the search will continue.
Posted: 3/13/2013 5:28pm et
Free-agent TE Dustin Keller is taking a physical for the Miami Dolphins. If all goes well, he is expected to start talking contract with the team.
Huddle Up: Keller would bring a more dynamic pass-catching presence to the position than the Dolphins had in Anthony Fasano, and with Mike Wallace stretching the secondary there should be room in the middle of the field for Keller to work. He was a solid fantasy contributor in New York and would be at least as productive in Miami.
Posted: 3/3/2013 9:58pm et
New York Jets impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller said he has not heard from general manager John Idzik about his future with the team, but offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has told him he wants Keller to return. Keller said he wants to re-sign with the team this offseason.
Huddle Up: Keller's case has to be helped by the Jets' offensive struggles last season when the TE was limited to 8 games and a career-low 28 catches and 317 yards due to a nagging ankle issue. Keller had not missed a start in his first 4 NFL seasons.
Posted: 2/19/2013 10:46pm et
The New York Jets are expected to meet with the agent for impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller later this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. The two sides have not exchanged proposals, but it would make sense for the Jets to bring back Keller as the new offense they are going to run needs a pass-catching tight end.
Huddle Up: After failing to miss a game in each of his first 4 seasons, Keller was limited to 8 contests in 2012 due to a slow-healing ankle injury. As a result, he hit career-lows in catches (28), yards (317) and TDs (2). Suffice it to say, the Jets will need more production out of a healthier Keller in 2013 if their new West Coast attack is going to be effective.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:20pm et
New York Jets impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller has become more valuable to the team because the West Coast offense calls for a pass-catching tight end.
Huddle Up: On the flip side, Keller doesn't have a whole lot of leverage coming off his worst season as a pro in which he played in only half of the team's games and finished with a career-low 28 catches for 317 yards and 2 TDs.
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:09am et
New York Jets impending free-agent TE Dustin Keller said he does not want the team to place the franchise tag on him because he wants his next contract be a long-term deal. "I 100 percent do not want to be franchised," Keller said. "I signed a five year deal, that's what I agreed to. To make somebody play a one year deal to something they never agreed to is crazy to me. It's not legal in any other business, so it's still, it's just crazy to me. So no, I definitely don't want to be franchised."
Huddle Up: As someone following the story on Twitter wrote, Keller is certainly welcome to explore one of the many industries where he may or may not be able to find a non-franchised job. Or, if he still wants to reap the benefits of being an NFL player, he'll need to suffer through the possibility he'll make an average of the top five salaries at his position for one more year with the Jets. Life certainly is tough.
Posted: 12/21/2012 11:58pm et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (ankle) is listed as doubtful for the team's Week 16 game against the San Diego Chargers. 'We all know what doubtful means when we say it,' head coach Rex Ryan said Friday, Dec. 21.
Huddle Up: In other words, look for Keller to be sidelined for a third straight game.
Posted: 12/20/2012 11:25am et
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller is unlikely to play in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Keller has been battling an ankle injury and looks to be out again this week. Jeff Cumberland will fill in again.
Posted: 12/16/2012 4:38pm et
New York Jets' TE Dustin Keller (ankle), WR Stephen Hill (knee), LB Bryan Thomas (chest) and CB Aaron Berry (hamstring) will not travel with the team for their Week 15 game Monday night at Tennessee.
Huddle Up: As has been expected, Keller and Hill will both sit out a second straight week.
Posted: 12/14/2012 11:41pm et
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he's still unsure if TE Dustin Keller (ankle) will be able to suit up in the team's Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 17. 'I don't know. I felt good about that, but we'll see. The fact that it's an extra day will help us. ... It's just that if we had to play today, I don't think he'd be playing,' Ryan said.
Huddle Up: Keller, a question mark to begin with, is extra risky this week as the Jets don't play until Monday night and most fantasy owners will need some roster clarity long before then.
Posted: 12/8/2012 5:22pm et
The New York Jets have ruled TE Dustin Keller (ankle) out for Week 14. He was originally listed as doubtful for the game.
Huddle Up: The lost season continues for Keller, who will miss his fifth game and remains stuck with only 28 catches for 317 yards and 2 TDs.