Aug 9, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA;Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller (81) catches the ball for a touchdown as Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Chris Prosinski (42) attempted to defend during the first quarter at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Miami Dolphins could keep Dustin Keller


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.

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  • Johnny

    If he can pass the physical, then yeh, sign him to a Minimum Salary.. A another “Prove It” 1yr contract..

  • Dewbert

    If they are willing to keep him, why wouldn’t they have at least just offered Dimitri Patterson the league minimum?