Dennis Kelly PHI May 19 '79
Eagles second-year OT Dennis Kelly will miss the remainder of the preseason after undergoing back surgery.
The wave of injuries along the Eagles' offensive line forced Kelly into 10 starts as a rookie, but he was highly ineffective. With the Birds much healthier - for now - and Lane Johnson in the fold, Kelly will be a pure reserve once he gets off the shelf.
Dennis Kelly PHI Mar 12 '79
Eagles RT Dennis Kelly is working with the first-team offense during offseason workouts.
Kelly made 10 starts due to injuries to the Eagles' offensive line last season, but struggled to play above replacement-level. With fourth-overall pick Lane Johnson fully expected to be the Week 1 starter, Kelly has been getting the majority of playing time at left tackle with Jason Peters not attending OTAs.
Dennis Kelly PHI Feb 17 '78
Eagles signed fifth-round OT Dennis Kelly to a four-year contract.
A 6-foot-8, 321-pound project, Kelly has long enough arms (33 1/2 inches) to stay at tackle and is agile for a big man. He was a 240-pound high school tight end, but emerged as a 37-game starter at left tackle for Purdue. Kelly is a "finesse" blocker with athleticism, so he'll fit OL coach Howard Mudd's scheme. Kelly will likely spend his first year on the weekly inactives list.