Posted: 11:51 am Friday, March 15th, 2013

Miami Dolphins sign TE Dustin Keller to 1-year deal, but DE John Abraham hasn’t visited 

By Post Staff

Last night, the New York Daily News reported that former Jets TE Dustin Keller didn’t sign with the Dolphins after spending two days interviewing and taking a physical with the Dolphins because they only offered a 1-year deal, and he is seeking a multi-year contract.

But Keller, apparently, has come around. As first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Keller and the Dolphins agreed to a 1-year deal today to be the team’s new starting tight end. Per John Clayton the deal is worth $4.25 million.

Keller, entering his sixth NFL season, has been productive when healthy. The 30th overall pick out of Purdue in 2008, Keller’s stats improved steadily from 2009 to 2011, with Keller catching 65 passes for 815 yards and five touchdowns in 2011.

But an injury-plagued 2012 season limited Keller’s options this offseason.

He missed four games early in the 2012 season with a hamstring injury, then missed the final four games with an ankle sprain. But Keller, listed at 6-2 and 250 pounds, could be a good weapon for Ryan Tannehill this year if he can stay healthy.

He played in 65 straight games to start his career, and overall has 2,876 yards and 17 touchdown catches in five seasons. Keller fills a big void for the Dolphins, who desperately needed a veteran tight end after Anthony Fasano bolted for Kansas City this week.

The only other tight ends on the Dolphins are young an unproven — Charles Clay, Michael Egnew and Kyle Miller, none of whom are locks to make the team.

Keller also has been somewhat of a Dolphin killer throughout his career, with 28 catches for 327 yards and four touchdowns in nine games.

Also Friday, a source close to free agent DE John Abraham told the Post that the veteran pass rusher has not visited with the Dolphins, contrary to another report that he has. Abraham is in fact visiting the Patriots today.

And according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LT Jake Long is leaving St. Louis without a deal after spending the better part of three days interviewing and taking physicals with the Rams. Multiple teams, including the Dolphins, are still interested in his services.

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