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It is not exactly breaking news at this time that the Miami Dolphins have lost Dustin Keller for this season,  this article by Adam Beasley touches on some of the options that the Dolphins have at this point. Keller made a great catch in the Jags preseason game, week #1,  that made all of the highlight reels, an outstanding falling down catch in the End Zone that helped make the game a success for Tannehill. Keller was a tough loss, but I think they are better off at the position than some would like to think. Clay has been a star of camp and Egnew has shown improvement. In my opinion if they are looking for depth at the TE position they should wait until the final cuts are made.

http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/08/18/5090099/miami-dolphins-dustin-keller-out.html

 

Another big AFC East injury occurred in week #2 of the preseason to the Buffalo Bills rookie QB EJ Manuel. As of late Sunday night there is still no detailed information as to the “Minor Surgery” that was performed on him. In this article, John Starba, talks about his concerns for the Bills defense.

http://buffalowdown.com/2013/08/18/can-the-bills-be-a-top-10-defense-this-season/

 

The big question being asked concerning the New England Patriots after week #2 of the preseason is Who? After watching Sudfeld make a circus catch on a Brady pass in the End Zone, you could hear the fans say Aaron Who, and Amendola looked like he had a point to prove while holding up a sign saying Wes Who? After watching 36 year old Tom Brady throw laser guided precision darts, the rest of the league is asking Tanny Who? This writer has made some bold predictions about the Patriots including a surprise one concerning Tebow.

http://www.footballnation.com/content/new-england-patriots-6-bold-predictions-for-2013/24220/

 

Even though Geno Smith did not play for the NY Jets on Saturday night, I think his stock went up in the quarterback battle. Mark Sanchez had every opportunity to solidify the position but probably didn’t play well enough to make that happen. In other late breaking news NY Jets DE/LB Quinton Coples is going to have a medical procedure done, and there are questions about the timetable for his return

http://thejetpress.com/2013/08/18/breaking-quinton-coples-out-indefinitely-with-an-ankle-injury/

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finfan5357
finfan5357

so phins kinda have to cut keller now if they... if they IR him they lose 4.25M, if they cut him, only 2.25M. sucks for keller, going into a contract year

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

Randy Moss looks uncomfortable on camera. He should sign with NE for the vet minimum and a part-time role.

the hooded genius
the hooded genius

The Keller injury is tough but it does give the young guys a chance to step up. It won't help them this year but maybe next.

The Donkey
The Donkey

The camel toes on the girls in the pic need to be more prominent.

MIANoleInSWFL
MIANoleInSWFL

Why did the idiots on my league wanted to have a draft on week 1 of the preseason. I had Keller on my squad :(

cgc5783
cgc5783

The loss of Keller snags all the headlines, other than that Miami actually played really well against the Texans. 

MIANoleInSWFL
MIANoleInSWFL

"We have to have somebody step up & play in his shoes. We have a good tight end room with Egnew, Clay, Dion (Sims)....I think we have the guys in the room to (succeed).” 

-Sho Nuff

The Donkey
The Donkey

@the hooded genius 

Keller was less than stellar for the Jets.....I see it asa blessing in disguise for the Fins. Keller was always a tease.

MIANoleInSWFL
MIANoleInSWFL

I'm stacked at RB though Spiller, Sproles, BJGE, and the homer pick of Miller

MIANoleInSWFL
MIANoleInSWFL

@cgc5783 Sho Nuff was efficient O-line was inconsistent and Thomas showed why Philbin is still keeping the RB competition open. 

MIANoleInSWFL
MIANoleInSWFL

Some pledges walked by with a shirt that says "Do you even Rush bro?" god this is gonna be great.

finfan5357
finfan5357

perhaps that's something the nfl should look in to. maybe not count IRd guys against the cap or something.

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

@iycedout17 I would have given him a look as a late round TE pick. He's a solid receiver and he would have probably gotten a lot of Red Zone looks. There's really not enough good TEs to go around as it is.

cknuckles60191
cknuckles60191

@MIANoleInSWFL - I never understood the whole Frat thing....Always seemed like a bunch of guys that couldn't make friends on their own.

Surgeprotector74
Surgeprotector74 moderator

@finfan5357 If they put him on the IR list that is good for Keller. He can at least have all the medical covered by the team. His contract probably had a split salary built into it anyways so being on the IR will be good for Keller and good for the Phins cap

finfan5357
finfan5357

yeah i hear that last part. sounds like he's going to be missed based on the tweets of players and the reporters insight.

finfan5357
finfan5357

lol. was he a bad guy? honestly don't know

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

@iycedout17 For drafting? I have done fairly well at it every year. For me, it's all about draft position. If I'm drafting last or nearly last in a snake draft, I'll take the best RB/WR in the first and best QB in the second. But if I can't get Brees/Rodgers/Manning/Brady with my second pick, I don't take one til the 3rd or 4th round. Last year I ended up with RG3 and Brady.

CJ gets two many carries
CJ gets two many carries

@iycedout17 TE is the only spot I consistently draft poorly at, though, so don't take my advice on it. I had Vernon Davis the last 2 years, it was not pleasant.

ArcherNoles1863
ArcherNoles1863

They should have Ivory play DB where they actually need help

ArcherNoles1863
ArcherNoles1863

Hopefully, apparently Jimbo hated EJ and loves Winston

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