Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Dolphins to court Keller, Gibson after visit to Jets


The Miami Dolphins had the busiest first day of free agency, and are getting right back at it today.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, former New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller will visit the Dolphins on Wednesday. (photo: Billtacular, Flickr)

Miami is looking to upgrade their tight end position with a more dynamic receiver. Keller has been a consistently productive pass-catcher in New York during his career, averaging nearly 50 catches per season and hauling in 17 touchdowns in his first five years in the league.

Miami was reportedly deep in negotiations with former Titan Jared Cook yesterday evening, but he ultimately signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the St. Louis Rams. The Dolphins also saw their top tight end from 2012, Anthony Fasano, sign with Kansas City on a reported four-year, $16 million deal.

Signing Keller would give them a considerable upgrade to Fasano, but likely come much cheaper than Cook.

Miami made a big splash signing Mike Wallace and Dannell Ellerbee to big contracts Tuesday, and signing a proven tight end from a rival would only add to that.

Wide reciever Brandon Gibson is also planning a visit to the Miami Dolphins today, per ProFootballTalk. Gibson is first meeting with the Jets, who are in desperate need of wide receivers but have limited money to spend.

If the he leaves New York without a deal in place, he'll be heading down to South Florida.

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