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Dennis Kelly

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Offensive lineman Dennis Kelly has been a reliable pro since joining the Titans in 2016. He's going to stick around.

The Titans on Monday agreed to terms with Kelly on a multi-year deal.

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Can't-Miss Play: 6-foot-8 Dennis Kelly Scores TD After Chiefs Sell Out to Stop Henry

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill completes a 1-yard touchdown pass to offensive tackle Dennis Kelly.

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Lining up as an extra tight end, Titans offensive tackle Dennis Kelly registers his first career reception, scoring on a 1-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 12 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Dennis Kelly

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GUARD/TACKLE
6'8" | 321 LBS

COLLEGE: PURDUE
ACQUIRED: TRADE (PHI) - 2016
NFL EXPERIENCE (NFL/TITANS): 8/4
HOMETOWN: CHICAGO HEIGHTS, ILL.
GAMES PLAYED/GAMES STARTED: 88/31 (PLAYOFFS: 5/0)

The Titans acquired Dennis Kelly in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. The 6-foot-8-inch, 321-pounder provides quality experience and depth along the offensive front, having logged starts at right tackle, right guard, left guard and tight end during his NFL career. In his first three seasons in Nashville, he appeared in all 43 games with 12 starts. The 2012 fifth-round pick spent his first four NFL campaigns as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles and appeared in 30 games with 15 starts from 2012-15.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2018, Kelly saw action in 11 games and logged five starts at right tackle.
  • In 2016, Kelly appeared in all 16 games for the first time in his career and recorded six starts in his first campaign in Tennessee.
  • In 2012, he started 10 games as a rookie—three starts at right guard and seven starts at right tackle.

2019 SEASON RECAP

Regular Season: 15 Games Played | 4 Starts
Playoffs: 3 Games Played | 0 Starts

  • Saw action in 15 games with four starts at right tackle and helped Derrick Henry lead the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards.
  • Collected his first career touchdown, a one-yard catch, against Jacksonville (11/24/19).
  • Played as a reserve in all three postseason contests and notched a one-yard touchdown reception at Kansas City (1/19/20).

TITANS TIDBITS:

  • Kelly went back to school during the 2014 offseason to earn his degree in organizational leadership from Purdue.
  • In May 2019, Kelly received his MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
  • Kelly is an avid professional wrestling fan that does not let the opportunity pass him by whenever a live WWE show is in town. He lists the Undertaker as the one person in the world he would like to have dinner with.
  • Kelly's brother, Tim, played football at Eastern Illinois and is currently the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans.
  • Kelly's favorite football player growing up was former Titans great Jevon Kearse.
  • Kelly claims that the biggest influence on his life and career has been his entire family. "We're a Southside [Chicago] Irish family, so we share a really tight bond and they've inspired me to get to where I am today."

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • A native of Chicago Heights, Ill., Kelly was originally selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.
  • Traded by the Eagles to the Titans in exchange for wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham on Aug. 16, 2016.

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