The Miami Dolphins suffered their first significant loss of the season.
Dolphins starting tight end Dustin Keller will be lost for the season with a right knee injury, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports. Keller hyperextended his knee after a hit Saturday night during a 24-17 loss to the Houston Texans. Keller was carted off the field.
Now, Miami has to think about what's next at tight end. The Dolphins have several young players in-house in rookie Dion Sims, Michael Egnew, Charles Clay and Kyle Miller. Miami’s coaching staff will try to find the answer.
Keller signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins this offseason in hopes of proving that he’s deserving of a long-term extension. Keller and quarterback Ryan Tannehill were developing good chemistry in training camp. But this is the second season in a row Keller has been seriously injured.