Miami Dolphins Sign Dustin Keller to One-Year Deal
The Miami Dolphins signed former New York Jet Dustin Keller, a tight end, to a one-year contract Friday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
John Clayon says the contract is worth $4.25 million.
While Keller isn't the greatest blocker, he can be an effective weapon as far as doing that thing the Fins offense has been terrible at for the past decade: scoring touchdowns.
Miami lost Anthony Fasano on the first day of free agency when he took his shine box and bolted to the Kansas City Chiefs for a four-year, $16 million contract.
The Fins then targeted Jared Cook, who demanded a salary roughly the size of Peru's entire economy, so Miami said screw that and let him sign with the St. Louis Rams.
The deal is a good one for the Dolphins, who get a solid weapon to add to a passing game featuring Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess. And at a cheap rate, no less.
Keller, who got dinged up with the Jets last year after amassing 241 receptions for 2,876 yards with 17 touchdowns in 72 games with New York, should be motivated to get a hefty contract next season by playing his balls off this season under a one-year contract with Miami.
And, best of all, he's no longer a Jet, which is pretty much the tits right there.