Just two years ago, the New England Patriots revolutionized the tight end position, using two extremely talented players in two tight end sets throughout games en route to a Super Bowl appearance and another appearance in the AFC Title Game a year later.
Since then, Rob Gronkowski has been plagued by injuries while Aaron Hernandez’s legal problems landed him in jail.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Patriots, looking to replace some of that production, had former New York Jets and Miami Dolphins’ tight end Dustin Keller in for a visit on Wednesday.
Dolphins free-agent TE Dustin Keller is visiting the Patriots today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 30, 2014
Keller spent the first five seasons of his career with the New York Jets before joining the Miami Dolphins a year ago. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL and dislocated his knee. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the physical he had on his knee went “very well.”
Not only is TE Dustin Keller visiting the #Patriots, but source tells me the physical on his knee went very well.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 30, 2014
Keller has 241 career receptions for 2,876 yards and 17 touchdowns.