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Dennis Kelly | Tackle

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 321
College: Purdue
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Eagles second-year OT Dennis Kelly will miss the remainder of preseason after undergoing back surgery.
He's having his L2 disc repaired. The wave of Eagles O-Line injuries 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. Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:23:00 AM

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Eagles second-year OT Dennis Kelly has been working with the first-team offense this offseason.

Kelly made 10 starts last season due to the Eagles' offensive line injuries, but struggled to play above replacement level. No. 4 overall pick Lane Johnson is fully expected to be the Week 1 starter, so Kelly has been getting the majority of his playing time at left tackle with Jason Peters not attending OTAs.
Source: Eagles.com
Sat, Jun 1, 2013 07:13:00 PM

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.
Wed, May 9, 2012 01:42:00 PM

Eagles selected Purdue OT Dennis Kelly with the No. 153 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

A tree-top blocker at 6-foot-8, 321 pounds, Kelly was a three-year starter for the Boilermakers. Although he moves relatively well for his size, Kelly is a bit of a waist-bender who struggles in tight quarters. A left tackle in college, Kelly will likely be pushed to the right side in Philly as a developmental project for OL coach Howard Mudd.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 02:47:00 PM