Reggie Kelly signs with Falcons

We noted this morning that Reggie Kelly had worked out for the Falcons. Now he has signed.

Alex Marvez of reports that Kelly, a tight end who began his NFL career with the Falcons, is returning to Atlanta. Kelly and the Falcons have agreed to terms on a contract, although no details are available.

The Falcons have been looking for a veteran backup to Tony Gonzalez. They also recently worked out Anthony Becht.

Kelly was a second-round pick of the Falcons in 1999 and played in Atlanta for four seasons. He then played for the Bengals from 2003 to 2010. Last year he played in all 16 games with 14 starts for the Bengals.

8 responses to “Reggie Kelly signs with Falcons

  1. Regis & Kelly on the Falcons???

    I was wondering what they were gonna do when the show goes off the air!

  2. I’m an Eagles fan but that’s a good pick up for the falcons. Reggie Kelly is not going to have awesome numbers or make incredible catches but he is going to have an impact on all of the younger TE’s they have. He’s a great coach who is a player. Good pick up

  3. Reggie still has fire in the belly – sorry to lose him. A class act tough to follow even as TE is one of the few Bengals strong suits. Good luck, Reggie.

  4. Welcome home Reggie! Let’s get you a ring and make Dan Reeves look like a genius for passing up Jamal Lewis!

  5. Apparently the concensus is he is a great guy.
    But did we forget Atlanta already had a pretty decent TE to learn from and have an impact on the younger TE’s they have?

    Atlanta seeking a TE is really an indictment of those young ones on the roster. They obviously are not developing if they cant be trusted to be the 2nd TE behind Gonzalez.

    So good move Atlanta, but it looks like they are back to square one when Gonzalez hangs them up after this year.

    (But not the worst thing to have to fix)

  6. Walked out on the Steelers to play for the Falcons-smart man. I guess he wasn’t impressed with their 6 rings (like everyone else) from the past half of century. He also didn’t want to play in front of a bunch of moronic front running fans.

  7. Reggie is close to done on the field. Hasn’t been a pass catcher in several years. That said, he is a classy guy, a spiritual leader, and somewhat of a coach on the field. He’s still a decent blocker even at 34. Have fun with your 2nd stint in Atlanta Reggie. Thanks for your time here in the Nati.

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