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Agent says Dustin Keller is “good to go” from serious knee injury

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Dustin Keller’s 2013 season came to an abrupt end before it was even able to get started.

Keller had his knee obliterated in a preseason game between the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans last August. Texans safety D.J. Swearinger collided with Keller’s knee trying to make a tackle. The blow proved devastating to Keller’s knee. He suffered torn a torn ACL, MCL and PCL along with a dislocated knee due to the collision.

Keller missed the entire season due to the injury and was placed on injured reserve by the Dolphins. Eight months after the injury occurred, Keller is apparently ready to get back on the football field.

According to Jordan Raanan of The Star-Ledger, Keller’s agent, Eugene Parker, says Keller is “ready to go” right now.

Keller still remains a free agent looking for a team to take a chance on him. However, with just over two weeks to go until the draft, teams may see if they can find help at the position in the draft first before re-evaluating the free agent market.

Keller may have to wait a few more weeks to get the opportunity he seeks. In his last full season with the Jets in 2011, Keller caught 65 passed for 815 yards and five touchdowns.

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28 Responses to “Agent says Dustin Keller is “good to go” from serious knee injury”
  1. cm2492 says: Apr 21, 2014 11:07 PM

    You know what to do Mr. Ross.

  2. mickton says: Apr 21, 2014 11:10 PM

    I think the fins should bring him back if they don’t he might end up shredding our defense 2x a year like he always does he & clay would be quite a tandem.

  3. bigblu73 says: Apr 21, 2014 11:17 PM

    Well the other team that plays at MetLife stadium should definitely kick the tires on this situation! He’s definitely worth considering for a 1 year prove it deal. Worst case scenario, he’s not healthy enough and you cut him during camp.

  4. majahpayne8950 says: Apr 21, 2014 11:31 PM

    Could be a good second fiddle IF his knee can hold up. That’s a big IF. Hopefully he can come back strong like Mcgahee once did and Lattimore is doing.

  5. rajbais says: Apr 21, 2014 11:34 PM

    He should be asked to work out and then be signed by a team if he passes.

  6. jrcoop says: Apr 21, 2014 11:39 PM

    Cheap shot, made even more disgusting because it was in the preseason.

  7. judalation says: Apr 21, 2014 11:51 PM

    Considering the Fact that Keller had Buttfumble Sanchez at QB, those are some impressive stats.

  8. gertrudegoat says: Apr 22, 2014 12:15 AM

    I’d like to see Green Bay take a flyer on him. Keller might do very nicely with Aaron Rodgers throwing his way.

  9. jetsfaninindy says: Apr 22, 2014 12:25 AM

    Dude is a good player. What happened to his
    knee is why players hold out for the big dollars.
    You are literally one play from being done.
    I hope he ends up on a good team! Boiler Up DK!

  10. turtlefox1 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:38 AM

    What a shame. Good chance fish make playoffs last year with Keller in the lineup. Now he’s looking for work. Swearinger’s hit was reckless. A hit like that is garbage anytime, but preseason?

  11. wde325 says: Apr 22, 2014 12:48 AM

    Resign him, Miami!

  12. dolfandave2 says: Apr 22, 2014 1:19 AM

    Sorry but I was excited about him being a Dolphin last year even though he finished the previous season on IR. Not it’s 2 years in a row on IR, last season w/o taking a single snap. I have no confidence he will make it through an entire season as his body becomes older. I appreciate him, liked him as a player even when he played for the Jets, and also appreciated comments of Charles Clay when he cited Keller as helping him become a better player this last season. That being said and w/ all due respect I wouldn’t put a single dollar into him. Hope for his sake he proves me wrong because he is a class player. I just can’t see us making any investment in him. Good luck though Mr. Keller.

  13. campcouch says: Apr 22, 2014 1:56 AM

    Good luck.

  14. pacificnw7722 says: Apr 22, 2014 2:42 AM

    Keller would be a good fit on the Seattle Seahawks.

  15. ebr362 says: Apr 22, 2014 6:35 AM

    I hope Miami resigns him if he is truly back to 100%. The combo of clay and keller would be quite a mismatch for Lazor to play with. Keller took a chance coming to Miami from the jets, time for Miami to take the same.

  16. reprocity says: Apr 22, 2014 7:33 AM

    Was Keller discussed as a top 100 Fa? would he be considered a top 100 for who’s left?

  17. keepongronking says: Apr 22, 2014 7:39 AM

    Patriots.

  18. mfinsrule says: Apr 22, 2014 8:28 AM

    Would really like Miami to resign him if knee looks good. He and Tannehill had a nice chemistry going before the knee blew up.

  19. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Apr 22, 2014 9:58 AM

    He owes the Dolphins a free year at vet minimum it seems….

  20. coldwater32301 says: Apr 22, 2014 10:06 AM

    You know what I would have liked to see what Keller was going to bring to the table…At one point he was the starter until Clay decided to show out in his absence, maybe we will get to see… Sims getting better as well chances are not to likely though…Indeed…

  21. finfanjim says: Apr 22, 2014 11:32 AM

    I like Keller a lot. No way that knee is close to ready, though….

  22. txfinfan says: Apr 22, 2014 3:46 PM

    Fins should re-sign him…if the DOC says he’s 100% (what agent doesn’t say his guy is 100%?) He was Tannehill’s favorite target going into that game. They had already developed some chemistry. Him and Clay would make a great dual threat.

  23. blazophoto says: Apr 22, 2014 5:54 PM

    Shameless viscious unnescessary pre-season hit by Swearinger.
    Totally used his body as a missle directly at Keller’s knee…didn’t even attempt to try to use his arms to wrap him up.
    I hope Karma finds him.

  24. martybugs2 says: Apr 22, 2014 8:50 PM

    There is always something wrong with his legs ex.hamstring,knee issues.this guy can’t block to save his life.the jets wanted to sign him to a team friendly deal after coming off iR he didn’t take,now he is wishing he did…he went to the dark side,he will never wear green and white again…..

  25. zeke2517 says: Apr 23, 2014 9:09 AM

    The Dolphins will finish at the bottom. Sorry, not my fault.

    But magically, their fans, in keeping with their waterheaded nature, will still talk smack.

    I respect Phin fans slightly less than Cowboys fans. What percentage of the total even lives in Miami (not a real city) or Dallas (a city, but who cares?)?

    Oh wait… my sausage egg and cheese just came up. Gotta go.

    Keep hating, douchers!

  26. mike719wright says: Apr 23, 2014 9:14 AM

    I’d like it if Miami resigned him, but then I remembered that the GM whose name I don’t speak brought him in last year and he’s no longer here. Maybe Hickey will kick the tires, but it’s not likely. DK is often injured and I saw that gruesome hit last year live, no way he’ll be 100% by September.

  27. dtr3e says: Apr 24, 2014 1:41 AM

    Dudes a beast, I have no idea why the Jets lets him go, they need TE help. He was Sanchez’s favorite target and always made big plays. Just imagine what he could do in this offense

  28. dolfandave2 says: Apr 24, 2014 10:19 AM

    He is injury prone

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