Fins Lose TE Keller
Miami — Dustin Keller will miss the entire season with a knee injury that leaves the Miami Dolphins without much experience at tight end, a position in which they were counting on an upgrade to enliven their offense in 2013.
Keller seriously injured his right knee during Saturday’s preseason game at Houston, two people familiar with the diagnosis said Sunday. They confirmed the extent of the injury on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins made no public comment.
Keller signed a $4.25 million, one-year contract with the Dolphins in March after five seasons with the New York Jets. His injury represents a significant setback for the Dolphins, who acquired Keller to replace tight end Tony Fasano and help second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Miami ranked 30th in the NFL last year with 13 touchdown passes, but Tannehill and Keller had clicked in training camp and connected on a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second exhibition game.
Bears Add QB Edwards
Lake Forest, Ill. — The Bears signed QB Trent Edwards to a one-year contract and waived WR Jerrell Jackson.
Edwards has started 33 games in a five-season career with Buffalo, Jacksonville, Oakland and Philadelphia. The former Stanford quarterback has more than 6,000 yards passing, with 26 TDs and 30 interceptions in his career.
Originally a third-round selection by the Bills, he is 14-19 as a starter.
Colts 20, Giants 12
East Rutherford, n.j. — Andrew Luck threw for 107 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts responded to criticism by owner Jim Irsay with a 20-12 exhibition victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
Irsay had used Twitter to apologize to fans for the Colts’ abysmal showing in a 44-20 loss to Buffalo last week, and the Colts (1-1) improved markedly, with some help from the bubbling and suddenly injury-concerned Giants (1-1).
New York wide receiver Victor Cruz (bruised heel) and starting center David Baas (sprained knee) left the game and the Giants did little on offense.
Not seeing much pressure, Luck threw touchdown passes of 28 yards to Reggie Wayne and 18 to T.Y. Hilton in leading the Colts to 17 points.
Adam Vinatieri added a 52-yard field goal as Indianapolis scored on three consecutive series.
Backup kicker Brandon McManus added a 50-yard field goal in the second half.