July 19, 2023   2 MIN READ

Eagles Sign Dennis Kelly

Birds Reunite with Vet Tackle


Heading into training camp, the Philadelphia Eagles are shoring up much-needed offensive line depth.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Birds have agreed to a one-year deal with tackle Dennis Kelly.

Dennis Kelly

Dennis Kelly returns to the Philadelphia Eagles after a four-year stint from 2012-15

This marks a homecoming for the 33-year-old, drafted in 2012 by the Eagles in the fifth round.

Kelly would make 15 starts in his initial four-year stint in Philadelphia, including 10 in his rookie year, before heading to the Tennessee Titans in an ill-fated trade for wide receiver Doria Green-Beckham.

For the Titans, Kelly would spend five seasons, becoming a full-time starter in 2020. The 12-year pro then spent 2021 with the Green Bay Packers and 2022 with the Indianapolis Colts.

Overall, Kelly owns 54 starts to his name, a positive for the Eagles searching for the ideal swing tackle after the departure of Andre Dillard in free agency.

While a roster spot is not guaranteed for Kelly, the move allows for more breathing room for a player such as Jack Driscoll to compete for the vacant starting right guard position rather than be relegated to a spot-starter tackle.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com

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