The Philadelphia Eagles have signed offensive lineman Dennis Kelly to a one-year contract extension, according to a report from ESPN's Field Yates. The deal reportedly adds $880,000 in new money. Kelly was scheduled to be a free agent after this season but is now under contract with Philadelphia through 2017.
This is the second contract extension Kelly has received since being drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The 26-year-old offensive lineman has played in 30 games over three years, including 15 starts. He's shown versatility by being able to play at guard and tackle.
The Eagles' projected starting offensive line for the 2016 season currently looks like this:
Left tackle - Jason Peters
Left guard - Allen Barbre (?)
Center - Jason Kelce
Right guard - Brandon Brooks
Right tackle - Lane Johnson
Barbre could face competition from the likes of Stefen Wisniewski, Andrew Gardner, and Malcolm Bunche. All the other spots are locked in.
Kelly will serve as a backup at guard and/or tackle assuming he makes the team. The Eagles will still likely try to address the offensive line in the 2016 NFL Draft.