At the start of free agency, it looked like the Miami Dolphins and tight end Dustin Keller were certain to part ways.
The Dolphins signed Keller to a one-year deal in the offseason last year, but Keller destroyed his knee in nearly every way possible and was forced to miss the season.
Unfortunately for Keller, the Dolphins didn’t look like they wanted to re-sign him and take a gamble on his rehab.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, who spoke with Dolphins’ head coach Joe Philbin, that might not be the case.
Philbin wouldn’t rule out re-signing Dustin Keller. Hickey said he has spoken to Keller’s agent (Eugene Parker) but wouldn’t say if he wants Keller back.
“He’s one of those guys we’re evaluating and considering like a lot of other free agents out there,” Philbin said. “We’ll see.”
Keller was drafted by the New York Jets with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played with the Jets for his first five years before joining the Dolphins.