OT Dennis Kelly started 10 games last year for the Eagles, playing both RG and RT. He had his ups and downs, but is hoping the experience will help him this year. Since the Eagles spent the #4 overall pick on Lane Johnson, Kelly knows that playing RT is probably not going to happen.
Kelly does have the right attitude and is doing whatever he can to help his cause. Per Domo:
The 6-8 Kelly was a Pillsbury Doughboy-soft 320 pounds at the end of last season. He’s down to 315 now, and is leaner, stronger and quicker.
“I definitely felt I was a little sloppy by the end of the year,” he said. “This weight is a lot better for me. During OTAs last year, I felt I had to pack on weight and got up to 330, but felt too slow. Now, I feel leaner and healthier. I feel I can move better at this weight and still have plenty of power.”
Kelly got to play LT in Tuesday’s practice. If he can show promise there, that will definitely help his bid to earn playing time this season.