Miami Dolphins Offseason Overview: Tight End

March 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

At first glance, the Miami Dolphins tight end core has a definitive lack of playmaking ability, but the unit does display potential to be productive complementary pieces with a limited role in the offense.

Incumbent starter Anthony Fasano is set to become a free agent and may yet be signed to a new contract, but it doesn’t appear as though the Dolphins are as enthusiastic to do so as they were a year ago.

After Fasano and David Martin helped set franchise marks for tight end production in 2008 with a combined 904 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, in 2009 the unit regressed steeply.

The tight end position accounted for just 536 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Martin was off the roster before the regular season and Fasano disappeared for long stretches throughout the year during a disappointing campaign.

Fasano caught just 31 passes for 339 yards and two touchdowns. In the team’s first game of the season against Atlanta, he had two costly...

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