Battaglia certainly isn't an elite tight end, but he is a more than capable receiver and he's a good fit for Norv Turner's offense.
Randy McMichael is firmly entrenched as the starter at the position and should be for several years to come. The Dolphins used two-tight-end formations quite a bit last year, and you might see that decrease somewhat in 2003.
By signing Battaglia only to a one-year contract, one would think that means the Dolphins might go after a tight end in the draft to solidify the position for the future.
But for the present, signing Battaglia was a good move.