Anthony Fasano TE KC Jun 06 '12

The Dolphins' new coaching staff is emphasizing run-after-the-catch among skill-position players.

Anthony Fasano is a strong blocker with reliable hands, but he doesn't offer the RAC ability of H-back Charles Clay or rookie Michael Egnew. Entering the final year of his contract, Fasano could be allowed to walk in 2013. The Palm Beach Post suggests power-running teams such as Tony Sparano's Jets and Brian Daboll's Chiefs could show interest in Fasano next year.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Mar 27 '12

New coach Joe Philbin hinted that TE Anthony Fasano will maintain a significant offensive role in 2012.

"I really thought Fasano played well. I thought he caught the football well," said Philbin. "... We like what we saw there." There had been early offseason speculation that Fasano's roster spot was in jeopardy with a $3.6 million salary. Philbin's comments suggest he's safe after all.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Feb 07 '12

Anthony Fasano might have to restructure his $3.6 million salary to stay with the Dolphins in 2012.

Fasano's salary counts $4.375 million against the cap. Although he came on strong after a disappointing first half, Fasano's 2012 salary is a high number for a mediocre starter. New coach Joe Philbin has already stated that an explosive young tight end is on his wish list.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 29 '11

Anthony Fasano (concussion) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday.

Barring a setback, Fasano will be active for Sunday's finale against the Jets. Averaging two catches for 31.4 yards this season, Fasano is not among Rotoworld's top 24 tight ends for Week 17.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 28 '11

Anthony Fasano (concussion) has passed his baseline tests, and returned to Dolphins practice Wednesday.

Fasano should be active against the Jets after sitting out in Week 16. Fasano has averaged just two catches for 31.4 yards in 14 games this season.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 26 '11

Anthony Fasano (concussion) has yet to be cleared to resume practicing.

If he's not cleared by Wednesday, Fasano will likely be forced to sit out the Dolphins' season finale against the Jets. Fasano was held to one catch for 13 yards in Miami's Week 6 loss in New York.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 23 '11

The Dolphins have ruled out Anthony Fasano (concussion) for Week 16.

Fasano couldn't pass his protocol concussion tests in time. We suppose rookie H-back Charles Clay could be worth a look in extreme deep leagues or for incredibly desperate fantasy owners. Fasano figures to be back for the finale.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 22 '11

Interim coach Todd Bowles deemed Anthony Fasano "questionable" to face the Patriots after his Thursday diagnosis of a "mild concussion."

"The tests came back and he does have a mild concussion (that) he didn't have (Wednesday)," Bowles said. "He has a low-grade concussion, so they're monitoring him. He's questionable right now. Those things can go either way." Fasano went through stretching Thursday but did not practice. He's headed toward a game-time decision.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 22 '11

Interim coach Todd Bowles confirmed TE Anthony Fasano has been diagnosed with a "mild concussion."

The Dolphins will "monitor" Fasano after missing Wednesday's practice. As of now, he's "questionable" to face the Patriots on Sunday. H-back type Charles Clay would likely pick up snaps if Fasano can't play, though he's too risky to use as a top-20 TE option.

Anthony Fasano TE KC Dec 21 '11

Anthony Fasano was held out of Dolphins practice on Wednesday with a head injury.

Fasano wasn't known to have been hurt in Sunday's win over the Bills, but apparently may be concussed. If that's indeed the case, he's going to have a very difficult time getting cleared for Saturday's game against the Patriots. His status will be updated Thursday.