The Cardinals continued their search for help on the defensive line in the wake of Darnell Dockett’s ACL tear by bringing defensive tackle Tommy Kelly to town for a visit on Wednesday and it looks like they had more luck with him than Brett Keisel.
PFT has learned that Kelly will be signing with the Cardinals a couple of days after he was released by the Patriots.
Kelly is coming off an ACL tear of his own in 2013 and wasn’t able to convince the Patriots that he was worth bringing back for another season. He’ll get at least a few days to give the Cardinals a reason to draw a different conclusion. Kelly had 22 tackles and 2.5 sacks in five games last season before getting hurt last year.
Frostee Rucker is getting the first look at Dockett’s spot for the Cardinals, who also signed Isaac Sopoaga since Dockett was injured.
UPDATE 4:02 p.m. ET: The Cardinals have announced that Kelly signed a one-year deal and that they have released defensive tackle Ryan McBean to make room for him on their 75-man roster.