The Miami Dolphins released TE Anthony Fasano and picked up Dustin Keller through free agency to replace him. He was projected to be effective on Miami’s offense. Those projections are over – Keller has been ruled out for the entire 2013 season due to a knee injury. This year, Keller was signed to a one-year deal, aiming to prove that he is good enough for an extension.
Keller missed most of the 2012 season. It’s unfortunate to see a player miss two seasons in a row. Keller was attempting to catch a pass and got hit low by D.J. Swearinger.
Swearinger had thoughts after the game about the hit: “I was making a hit playing football,” Swearinger said. “In this league, you’ve got to go low. If you go high you’re going to get a fine. I’m playing football, bro. I don’t know if anybody thinks I did wrong, but it’s football and at the end of the day, I pray for him, I hope he has a speedy recovery. It’s a thing you never want to happen.”
The Dolphins will be expected to bring in several tight ends and choose the best one for the offense, hopefully compensating for the loss of Keller.