After losing Dion Sims to the Chicago Bears, the Dolphins have reached an agreement with veteran tight end Anthony Fasano.
Source: Dolphins have reached agreement with tight end Anthony Fasano, who is coming back to Miami where he played 5 seasons. Solid pickup.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 9, 2017
Fasano will be returning the Dolphins after spending the last four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans. Fasano came to Miami in 2008 to help lead the Dolphins during that magical season where the team went from worst to first in the AFC East.
Fasano was graded as the best run blocking tight end last season, so this bodes well for Jay Ajayi and the run game. But he is also a reliable pass catcher when needed. He will play backup to Julius Thomas.
Fasano has 287 career receptions for 3,171 yards with 35 touchdowns. He caught just eight passes for 83 yards with two touchdowns in 2016.
[UPDATE:] According to ESPN’s James Walker, the deal for Fasano is a one-year contract for around $3 million with incentives.