Dolphins position breakdown: TE

January, 15, 2014
Jan 15
4:41
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ESPN.com’s Miami Dolphins page continues to examine the team’s roster entering free agency.

On Wednesday, we examine Miami’s tight ends.

Under contract in 2014: Charles Clay, Dion Sims, Michael Egnew

Free agent: Dustin Keller

Analysis: It was an unexpected season for Miami’s tight ends. The Dolphins signed Keller to a one-year contract last offseason and had high expectations for the former New York Jets veteran. But Keller blew out his knee in the preseason, leaving a void for someone else to step up. That replacement was Clay, who more than proved his worth with 69 receptions for 759 yards and a team-high seven total touchdowns. Clay is now firmly entrenched as Miami’s starter, while Keller is not expected to be re-signed. Backups Sims and Egnew got a decent amount of playing time, primarily as blockers. Miami has good depth at tight end. It is not a position of need heading into the offseason.

Walker’s stability meter (1 to 10, 10 being most stable): 9.5

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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