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: Dustin Keller visits New England Patriots


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.

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.”

Keller has 241 career receptions for 2,876 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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