When Dustin Keller arrived in Miami a day ago, many thought that he was going to be given a contract that got him onto what is shaping up to be a pretty impressive offense. Instead, Keller’s visit with the Dolphins has come and gone without any mention of a contract being signed which means Keller is going to continue to see if he can get paid elsewhere.
However, while he’s left Miami without a contract, Rich Cimini of ESPN New York is reporting that the two sides aren’t severing talks and will remain in contact in the coming days.
TE Dustin Keller has left Mia facility without a deal, but 2 sides will stay in touch. Dolphins likely waiting to gauge market. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 14, 2013
While the Dolphins need a tight end and Keller makes sense, there seems to be better options potentially available. Miami is closely monitoring the situation in Green Bay surrounding Jermichael Finely as head coach Joe Philbin has great ties with the tight end from his days in Green Bay. The Dolphins are also looking at Greg Jennings for the same reason and have been reportedly linked to Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis as well.
Still, the Dolphins are further along in the free agent process with Keller, and if all other options fall through the Dolphins seem like a probable landing spot for Keller. However, it’s worth noting that it appears as though Keller isn’t their first choice even if he was the first to meet with them.