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Boilermaker Dennis Kelly Extends Contract with Titans

The former Purdue co-captain reached a deal to keep him in Nashville for a few years

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Last year, the Tennessee Titans acquired Dennis Kelly from the Philadelphia Eagles. After playing in all 16 games last season, with 6 starts as an extra tight end, the Titans and Kelly reached a multi-year contact extension, just before training camp starts later this week.

Kelly was drafted in the 5th round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Eagles, and has since played 46 games, with 21 starts. Kelly has proved to be a flexible asset for the Titans, as he has started at right tackle, right guard, left guard, and tight end multiple times in his NFL career.

Some of you may know that I am a Packers fan and part-owner, so it pains me to include this paragraph about Kelly:

He proved his value in several games last season with the Titans, but one game really stands out: Kelly entered the Green Bay game at left tackle early in the first quarter after Lewan was disqualified for contacting an official. Kelly blocked for an offensive line that amassed 446 yards and six touchdowns in a 47-25 win over the Packers.

*sits in a corner, cries*

The press release from the Titans (linked at the beginning of the article) did not include details about payment or how long the extension was, just that it was a multi-year deal.

Congrats, Dennis!