Dolphins lose Tight End Dustin Keller for the year.

Dolphins Tight End Dustin Keller in pain, after a vicious hit by safety D.J Swearinger.

Dolphins Tight End Dustin Keller in pain, after a vicious hit by Houston Texans safety D.J Swearinger.

The Dolphins received devastating news regarding tight end Dustin Keller, who was going to be a major contributor to the Dolphins offense this year. The Dolphins announced today that the tight end from Purdue would be out for the season with a major knee injury. In the second quarter, TE Dustin Keller caught a pass from QB Ryan Tannehill and received a vicious hit from safety D.J Swearinger on his right knee. Furthermore, Dustin Keller stayed on the ground waiting for the trainers and was carted off the field and Dolphins worst nightmare became a reality. The diagnosis on his right knee was devastating, a tear MCL, ACL, PCL, dislocated knee, and nerve damage, potentially a career threating injury. The Dolphins were going to rely on Dustin Keller, to attack the middle of the field and become a threat for the opposing defense. Michael Egnew, Dion Sims, and Charles Clay are the other tight ends for the Dolphins offense and the coaching staff will have to decide who will replace Dustin Keller. The Dolphins will have the option of going through free agency with the possibility of signing Kevin Boss (history of concussions), Randy McMichael (hasn’t played a game since last year with the Chargers), and Evan Moore (14 games played with the Chargers with one reception for 6 yards). The Dolphins will have to find a replacement quickly, because week one at Cleveland is merely two weeks away.