The Miami Dolphins have lost tight end Dustin Keller for the season. As reported by Fox Sports on August 18, Keller suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Dolphins preseason game against the Houston Texas on Saturday night.
This is a blow to the Dolphins offense as Keller was signed to a one-year, $4.25 million deal this spring and was expected to be another weapon for second year quarterback Ryan Tannehill. He is a proven tight end who is hard to cover. He was also one of the key ingredients in the Dolphins hopes of competing in the AFC East this season. The team is calling around for a replacement for Keller, but in the meantime will look to tight ends currently on the foster to fill the void.
The news is even more depressing for Keller who signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins with hopes of cashing in for a bigger contract at the end of the season. The injury, however, is not believed to be career-threatening and he could be back in action by next spring.