Dennis Kelly Gets One-Year Extension
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Versatile Eagles backup offensive lineman Dennis Kelly has received a one-year extension from the team.
Kelly is now under contract through the 2017 season and received an extra $880,000, according to ESPN's Field Yates.
Originally a fifth-round pick from Purdue in 2012, Kelly was forced to start 10 games in that season due to injury. Since then he has settled in as a backup at both guard and tackles, starting two games at right tackle last season when Jason Peters went down and Lane Johnson flipped to the left side.
The Eagles' much-maligned offensive line was bolstered by free-agent additions Brandon Brooks and Stefen Wiesniewski at guard in the offseason and Kelly is expected to return to his role as a veteran swing tackle behind Peters and Johnson.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan Kelly got $225,000 in guaranteed money which a source confirmed to 973epsn.com breaks down as $150K of his 2016 base salary guaranteed, and a fully guaranteed $75K roster bonus in '17.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973ESPN.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen