Dustin Keller TE MIA 8 Months

CSN New England expects the Patriots to show interest in free agent TE Dustin Keller should he remain unsigned after the draft.

In all likelihood, Keller won't be finding a job in the next four weeks. His agent recently said Keller will be ready for the season after destroying his knee on a devastating hit from D.J. Swearinger last preseason. Keller turns 30 in September. If he can return to pre-sinjury form, he'd be a nice bargain signing.

Dustin Keller TE MIA 8 Months

The Dolphins haven't ruled out re-signing free agent Dustin Keller.

"He's one of those guys we're evaluating and considering like a lot of other free agents out there," coach Joe Philbin said Tuesday. "We'll see." Rehabbing from the catastrophic knee injury that ended his 2013 in the preseason, Keller has yet to make a visit in free agency. Keller turns 30 in September.

Dustin Keller TE MIA 9 Months

USA Today's Tom Pelissero has heard free agent TE Dustin Keller (knee) is "on track to return."

Keller was having a huge camp in 2013 with the Dolphins before tearing his ACL, MCL, and PCL, dislocating his right knee in Miami's third preseason game. There's no telling what Keller has left -- the injury was gruesome and he's entering his age-30 season -- but it's good news for him. NFL teams would probably want to see Keller work out before entertaining signing him.

Dustin Keller TE MIA 10 Months

ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker considers free agent Dustin Keller re-signing with Miami "unlikely."

Keller's gruesome August knee injury resulted in a torn ACL, MCL, PCL as well as a dislocation. He had to watch as Charles Clay broke out for a 69/759/6 line, grabbing the 2014 starting role in the process. Keller, who will turn 30 years old in September, will have to prove his health before getting a deal in free agency. The injury was severe enough that his Week 1 status remains in doubt.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on NFL Insiders that Dustin Keller avoided nerve damage when he tore his ACL, MCL, and PCL and dislocated his right knee in Miami's third preseason game.

Per Schefter, Keller's knee "cartilage and nerves are intact," and "doctors believe he will have a chance to resume his NFL career." The catastrophic knee injury may still sap Keller's best assets -- his speed and movement skills. Out for the season, the 29-year-old will hit unrestricted free agency next March.

Dustin Keller TE MIA May 31 '79

Dolphins placed TE Dustin Keller on injured reserve with a torn ACL, MCL, and PCL, and dislocated right knee, ending his season.

The Fins will move forward with rookie Dion Sims, H-back Charles Clay, and 2012 third-round bust Michael Egnew at tight end. It's a massive dropoff. For Keller, his NFL future is unclear. This is a catastrophic knee injury, and he's not under contract for 2014. It would be an amazing success story if Keller were ready for Week 1 next season, let alone regained fantasy relevance.

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Dustin Keller is done for the season after suffering a knee injury in Saturday night's preseason game against the Texans.

The exact nature of Keller's injury is unknown at the moment, but he likely tore at least one of the major ligaments in his knee. It's a tough blow for both Keller and the Dolphins. Keller was legitimately excited for a bounce-back season after hamstring issues ruined his 2012 campaign. Signed to a one-year, $4.25 million deal, Keller had plans to rehab his value and land a multi-year contract next March. Instead, he'll have to again settle for a one-year pact.

Dustin Keller TE MIA May 29 '79

Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports Dustin Keller (knee) is "most likely done for the year."

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Dolphins TE Dustin Keller was carted off the field during Saturday night's preseason game with a right knee injury.

Texans rookie S D.J. Swearinger unloaded on Keller's right knee following a short reception. Keller's knee bent back awkwardly and he was in obvious pain on the ground, cussing before the cart came out. It'll be a shame if Keller's season is over, because he was betting on himself with a one-year contract. Keller had also shown excellent chemistry with Ryan Tannehill in August.

Dustin Keller TE MIA May 21 '79

Dustin Keller caught two balls for 46 yards and a touchdown in the Dolphins' second preseason game at Jacksonville.

At least among fantasy-relevant Dolphins players, Keller is leading the team in preseason receiving with three catches for 50 yards and the score. On Friday night, Keller secured a bullet 22-yard score from Ryan Tannehill. While we're not bullish on Keller's fantasy outlook, he could flirt with back-end TE1 value with a realistic chance to lead the Dolphins in receptions.