The Broncos scheduled to meet with free agent tackle Dennis Kelly next week, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com (Twitter link). If signed, Kelly could give Denver help at right tackle to replace Ja’Wuan James.
Kelly started 16 games for the Titans last year but wound up as a cap casualty in March. After serving in mostly a swing role through his first four seasons in Tennessee, the 31-year-old had an opportunity to play on the first string in 2020. To his credit, he committed just three penalties while appearing in 98% of the Titans’ offensive snaps. The Ravens recently took a look at Kelly, though their RT needs have likely been filled by Alejandro Villanueva.
The Broncos will consider multiple tackles, Fowler hears, but they’ll be hard-pressed to find one on James’ level at this stage of the offseason. James joined Denver on a four-year, $51MM in 2019, but missed the bulk of the year due to injury. Then, last year, he opted out due to the pandemic. James’ deal came with $30MM+ guaranteed, but the Broncos have only seen James suit up for three games.
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