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Dustin Keller won't get a new contract from the Jets

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We heard early in the offseason that the Jets and tight end Dustin Keller had preliminary contract talks. Keller has spoken openly about hoping for a new deal.

Don't expect talks to progress any further, at least not this year.

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Jets have no plans to extend Keller's deal in 2012. The team has signed four of their six first-round picks between 2006-2009 to new deals. Vernon Gholston is one of the unlucky two. Keller is the other.

It's easy to see why the Jets haven't gone crazy trying to extend Keller. He's been good, not great. He has potential, but he hasn't fully realized it. He would make a lot on the open market. Good, not great players usually get great contracts.

Running back Shonn Greene and guard Brandon Moore are also on the last year of their contracts. Moore could take priority over Keller. The team has the franchise tag at its disposal for Keller, which may not be a bad solution for a player they are only comfortable giving big bucks to on a year-by-year basis.

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