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Dolphins place Dustin Keller on injured reserve

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The Dolphins have placed tight end Dustin Keller on injured reserve after he suffered multiple right knee injuries in Saturday’s exhibition game at Houston.

The move was expected, given the severity of Keller’s injuries. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Keller suffered a torn ACL, MCL, PCL and a knee dislocation when he was hit low by Texans safety D.J. Swearinger on a second-quarter play.

Keller is an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

To fill Keller’s roster spot, the Dolphins signed rookie linebacker Nathan Williams, who played collegiately at Ohio State. Williams (6-3, 249) recorded 40 tackles as a senior.

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9 Responses to “Dolphins place Dustin Keller on injured reserve”
  1. ingraven says: Aug 20, 2013 11:28 AM

    That really sucks for them. I wanted to see what Tannehill could do with all those weapons: Wallace,Hartline,Keller,and uhhhhhh, yea. Anyway, really wanted to see what he could do.

  2. sammyias says: Aug 20, 2013 11:43 AM

    There is a lot of room between the head, and the knees.

    Some players aren’t man enough to tackle that area.

    Add D.J. Swearinger to that list.

  3. rayfinkleisonehellofamodelamerican says: Aug 20, 2013 11:46 AM

    Glad to see the Fins didn’t just cut him to save cap space, I hope he recovers and can play again soon.

  4. footballradioshow says: Aug 20, 2013 11:48 AM

    Brutal injury. Hope he makes a full recovery. Seems like a good dude

  5. 69finfan says: Aug 20, 2013 12:07 PM

    Brutal injury and I hope that DK can recover. I was really looking forward to his play this season. That being said am I missing something here? We lost a TE and signed a LB.

  6. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 20, 2013 12:33 PM

    This really is too bad for Keller and The Dolphins.

    I’m a big Tannehill fan and want to see him succeed. Sucks that he lost one of his weapons to a freak injury. Especially in preseason.

  7. j0esixpack says: Aug 20, 2013 12:57 PM

    If the Fins were smart they were not expecting Keller to be healthy all season and have depth at TE.

    If the Fins came out of the offseason depending on Keller to stay healthy, then shame on them.

  8. bsizemore68 says: Aug 20, 2013 1:33 PM

    The Dolphins will be ok at tight end, hate to lose Keller, we need to step up and play better. I also hope #76 has the eye of the coachers, he seems to be what we need as a back up tackle. Bill

  9. njgiant1982 says: Aug 20, 2013 3:06 PM

    No one ever wants to see a knee explode like this. Hope he recovers or other doors open for him.

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