An old face is back with the Dolphins. The team signed tight end Anthony Fasano today, bringing him back five years after it let him walk in free agency.
One of the most important elements of his first run with Miami, though, was his relationship with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Fasano’s last season was Tannehill’s rookie year, and they formed a friendship that lasted beyond their time as teammates.
“Still great friends off the field, always stay in touch during the season, just checking in on each other,” he said this evening. “I’m always a big fan of him. He was a great teammate the year that we were teammates and he continues to be a great friend. He was another factor in why I came back. I really believe in him and the prospects for this team.
“I thought he had a great rookie year when I was there and I had high expectations for him then, and he’s just continued to meet them. I look forward to trying to help him out and accomplish our goals together.”
Having Fasano around should be good for Tannehill, who is coming off a season-ending knee sprain. Julius Thomas figures to be the main pass-catching tight end for Miami, but Fasano is an excellent blocker and will be an asset in that department.
Fasano’s role as a receiver has diminished since his time with Miami. He has not had more than 26 catches or 289 yards in any of the past four seasons.
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