Friday, March 15, 2013

Tight end Dustin Keller Jets to South Beach


Dustin Keller had to pick between his former team in the New York Jets and his former rival in the Miami Dolphins. In his own words: "It was time to move on."

The sixth-year tight end signed a one-year deal with Miami Friday, scheduling what essentially amounts to a single-season trial period in which he'll look to prove his health and contributions are worth a multi-year deal. (photo: Billtacular, Flickr)

"It was really between those two," Keller said, according to the Miami Herald. "Other teams were talking but there really those two teams that came down to and once I made the visit it made my decision pretty easy."

Keller, who is an upgrade in the receiving department from former Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano, was healthy and productive during his first four seasons with Gang Green but was hampered with injures in 2012.

He'll join a full crop of used-to-be free agent route runners recently signed by the Dolphins in Mike Wallace, Brandon Gibson and Brian Hartline.

The Jets are now left with only Jeff Cumberland at tight end and will either nab a free agent for the position or address it in the draft.

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