Found August 20, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
DAVIE, Fla. -- The Miami Dolphins began life without Dustin Keller in earnest on Tuesday. The team practiced for the first time since the tight end suffered a season-ending knee injury during Miami's preseason loss at Houston on Saturday night. "Certainly, he presented challenges for defenses and also some opportunities for us," Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said. "I'd say we have some talented guys behind him that will have to step up. I'd prefer not to change what we do, necessarily, but it depends on who steps up. "If our receiver package is stronger, and we put (Brandon) Gibson on the field -- which certainly has its strengths -- and then Tiger (two-tight end package) gives us some strengths in the run and pass game as well, I'm hopeful we'll still be able to use both packages with equal productivity." The challenge for someone to step up was heard often following the morning-into-afternoon workout. Keller had been...
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