Colts Announce Signing of OT Dennis Kelly; Forfeit four other players

the Indianapolis Colts announced on Tuesday the signing of veteran free agent offensive tackle Dennis Kelly and the waiver of four other players: offensive tackle Shon Coleman, linebacker Malik Jefferson and tight ends Farrod Green and Eli Wolf:

As for Kelly, the 6’8″, 321-pound offensive tackle appeared in 114 career games (51 starts) during his 9-year playing career. The former Purdue Boilermaker standout made four starts for the Packers in 2021 and is just one year away from a 16-start season for the Titans in the 2020 campaign.

He’s known as a quality veteran tackle and should provide experienced depth to the Colts’ offensive tackle points, while potentially giving rookie Bernhard Raimann a bit more time to develop, if he really needed it.

With the arrival of the Colts draft class in 2022 and the arrival of Kelly, the team had to remove some active spots on the roster. It looks like Coleman fell victim to Kelly’s signature offensive tackle, while when it comes to the outings of Green and Wolf, the team added two tight ends: Jelani Woods and Andrew Ogletree in the recent draft – for what is a very deep play at the post now for Indianapolis. Special teams backup linebacker Brandon King was added earlier this offseason in Jefferson’s case, which may have made him unnecessary.

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