Dolphins TE Dustin Keller Out For Season With Knee Injury

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  1. Sweets

    Sweets New Member

    The Miami Dolphins expected the worst after Dustin Keller suffered a grisly right knee injury in Saturday's preseason loss to the Houston Texans.

    NFL.com's Ian Rapoport confirmed the inevitable Sunday, reporting that Keller will be lost for the entire season, according to a source informed of the injury.

    It hardly comes as a surprise. Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald tweeted Sunday that the Dolphins' front office already was busy calling around for help at the position.

    Keller was brought in to give young quarterback Ryan Tannehill a sure thing in the passing game. It will be a challenge for the Dolphins to replace that production a combination of Charles Clay, Michael Egnew and rookie Dion Sims will try, but this isn't a void Miami can fill on short notice.

    Source: NFL.com
  2. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Chip Chip Hooray!

    Damn, that sucks.
  3. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler

    With the rules these days in the NFL, how does a DB know where to hit a ball carrier these days? You can't hit him high. You can't hit him low.
  4. Crowned

    Crowned Doesn't give a shit.

    Keller was my sleeper fantasy tight end that I knew I could grab late. I felt like he was going to have a big season in Miami. Who's the next man up in Miami?
  5. ICECOLD

    ICECOLD 1st Stringer Staff Member

    Tough break for Keller. I was initially pissed that Shearinger went seemingly right at his knee, but the rules are messing with players' heads now. In the KC-SF game, the d-lineman was targeting Alex's body on a sack attempt and then Alex ducked his head at the last second and got helmet-to-helmet contact so they threw a flag. Probably will be a fine for that, so I can understand guy's targeting even lower now
  6. Diesel44

    Diesel44 Pro Bowler

    his leg looked gruesome,but not as bad as lattimore's did last season.clean hit and if it had been up higher,the ref would have thrown a flag for a personal foul. i bet this happens a lot this season.
  7. mj1987us26

    mj1987us26 Super

    A mix of Charles Clay, Michael Egnew, and Dion Sims.
  8. 86WARD

    86WARD NFL's Dirtiest Player Staff Member

    It's funny that he said he was going low intentionally so that he wouldn't hit high and be subject to a fine...

    Keller could be done for his career...
  9. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    that's too bad. keller would have been a big part of their offense.
  10. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler

    You think that players are going to have stripes on their uniforms which would indicate places where they can get hit? Right now, the hit zone is at the top of the belt buckle and ends at the bottom of the belt buckle, IMO.:icon_frown:

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