How injury affects Fins, Keller's next deal

UPDATE: As had been feared, Dustin Keller will miss the entire 2013 campaign due to the knee injury he suffered on Saturday, according to FoxSports.com's Alex Marvez. Read on to see how the injury affects Keller's next contract and how the Fins may replace him.


Tight end Dustin Keller took a financial gamble as a free agent this summer by turning down a long-term deal with the Miami Dolphins, opting instead to ink a one-year deal. It made some sense at the time, because injuries limited him to eight games in 2012, and a shoddy New York Jets offense limited him to just 28 catches for 317 yards and 2 TDs in those appearances. His thinking was that by joining an offense on the rise, he could have a big statistical season and go for a much better long-term payday as he entered his age-30 season next year.