Dustin Keller Says He Will Make the Pro Bowl in 2012

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June 14, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) during minicamp at the Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

Rex Ryan has decided against the guarantees this year, but that doesn’t mean that his team is lacking in confidence.

Dustin Keller has been hoping for a new contract, though he has yet to receive one. The Jets have typically extended the contracts of their young core players, but that has not been the case for Dustin. The theory is that they want to see how Keller performs in the new offense.

Keller is pretty sure about how he is going to perform:

“I definitely feel that I’m a Pro Bowl tight end,” Keller told the Daily News. “And I feel that will happen this year.” “I’m in my prime right now,” Keller, 27, said. “This is going to be my best year yet… I will be a huge part of this offense.”

Tony Sparano has used a lot of tight end play in the past, tight ends don’t often light it up under his system. Even as a play caller with the Cowboys in 2006, Jason Witten recorded 754 yards and one touchdown.

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