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Dolphins free agency 2017: Insider look at Anthony Fasano

We ask those who watched Fasano last year what they think of Miami’s returning tight end.

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The Miami Dolphins signed tight end Anthony Fasano this offseason, bringing back a player who played five seasons with the South Florida franchise. Now a 11-year veteran, Fasano played two years with the Kansas City Chiefs after leaving Miami, then spent 2015 and 2016 with the Tennessee Titans. During those past two seasons, Fasano caught 34 passes for 372 yards with four touchdowns. What does he have left to bring to Miami? I asked Jimmy Morris from Music City Miracles for a look at Fasano.

Fasano is still a very solid player. The Titans didn't use him much as a receiver, but when they did call his number he was sure handed. He had 2 of the biggest touchdown catches for the Titans in the last 2 years. He was mainly used as a blocker here and did a really nice job in that. The Titans will certainly miss him in that role.

Dolphins fans will remember the 2008 to 2012 Fasano as that sure-handed pass catcher and solid blocker. He caught 177 passes for 2,104 yards with 23 touchdowns in those five seasons, and he was an effective blocker and should bring all of that back to Miami this year.

The Dolphins traded for tight end Julius Thomas this year, with Fasano set up to be the second tight end in the offenses two tight end sets. From what Dolphins fans remember of Fasano, and from what Morris said of Fasano’s two years in Tennessee, the veteran should fit that role perfectly.