The Miami Dolphins were adding weapons left and right, despite losing Reggie Bush to the Detroit Lions. They brought in deep threat wide receiver Mike Wallace, and now have added tight end Dustin Keller.
Adam Schefter broke the news via his favorite medium, Twitter.
Former Jets TE Dustin Keller reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2013
This is a steal for the Miami Dolphins who took away a target from an AFC East divisional rival, the New York Jets. Apparently they were close to a deal for almost 48 hours before finally reaching an agreement. Keller was reportedly holding out in an effort to secure a multi-year deal, but apparently the Dolphins weren’t backing down.
As of this moment the financial terms to the deal weren’t disclosed.
The Dolphins have struggled to find someone to rely on at the tight end position, and their tight end Anthony Fasano just left and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Dustin Keller didn’t have a stellar season in 2012 primarily for two reasons: Mark Sanchez and injuries. He only played in 8 games and caught 28 passes for 317 yards and 2 touchdowns. But when he is healthy he can be a reliable chain mover and a option in the red zone.
Last year’s injury guided Dustin Keller to just sign a one-year, $4.25 million deal with the Dolphins. Jets couldn’t afford him.
— John Clayton (@ClaytonESPN) March 15, 2013