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Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Dustin Factor: Significant

By Rich Cimini

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets miss TE Dustin Keller. A lot.

Keller, the team's leading receiver last season, has missed the last three games because of a pulled hamstring. His status for Monday night against the Texans is up in the air. QB Mark Sanchez relies on Keller as his over-the-middle secruity blanket, and backup Jeff Cumberland hasn't filled the void.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Jets rank near the bottom of the league in a handful of categories when targeting tight ends.