The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a contract extension with depth offensive lineman Dennis Kelly, according to a report from ESPN's Field Yates. Kelly, who was scheduled to be a free agent after the 2015 NFL regular season, is now signed with the team through 2016. More details:
The Eagles have signed reserve OL Dennis Kelly to a 1-year extension through 2016, per league source. $760k base, $30k workout bonus.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 9, 2015
The contract looks right for a backup offensive lineman. Head coach Chip Kelly praised the 25-year-old lineman during a recent press conference.
"Dennis has been really consistent. I think this has been his best camp, to be honest with you. But he's been really consistent at both guard and tackle. We've used him on the left side and we've used him on the right side. He's got experience. He has started in games for us. I'm a big Dennis fan. I think the one thing you know is this is what you're going to get from him every day. There are not a lot of missed assignments; there are not a lot of mental mistakes out of Dennis. He's always dialed into what he's done. We've asked him to play both guards, we've asked him to play both tackles and the only thing he hasn't played for us is center. But I think he's been really consistent and fits in really nice in terms of what we're doing."
Kelly's extension comes shortly after reports about the Eagles extending Andrew Gardner's contract. Unlike Gardner, Kelly projects to be a backup for the life of his contract.