Jul 26, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tackle Dennis Kelly (67) and guard Donald Hawkins (78) battle during training camp drills at the Novacare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Dennis Kelly, Guard/Tackle
The Philadelphia Eagles have major offensive line depth issues and Dennis Kelly is apart of those issues. Kelly was drafted in the 5th round of the 2012 draft by the old coaching regime. Kelly played spot duty in 2012 and played pretty bad at tackle and guard for the most part. In 2013, when the team brought in Chip Kelly as the new head coach, many wondered if the old regimes players would be on their way out and many were, but not Dennis Kelly.
Kelly missed most of the 2013 season with major back issues and most fans probably forgot he was even on the roster until the 2014 season. The Eagles had guys in and out of the offensive line due to injury and suspension. So once again Kelly was given another chance to prove himself, and once again Kelly was not up to par as a backup lineman. It’s amazing how Kelly is still on the team when he has showed zero promise, but that may change even with the need for o-line depth.
The Philadelphia Eagles need quality depth and the team has signed the likes of Jared Wheeler and John Moffitt as possible solutions. Moffitt has starting experience and even though he’s coming out of retirement, I believe he is a way better option than Dennis Kelly at this point. Kelly’s weird tenure with the Eagles might be over this summer.
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