Free Agent TE Reggie Kelly To Visit Steelers Tuesday

Mike Prisuta is reporting via Twitter that free agent tight end Reggie Kelly is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Tuesday. Kelly was originally drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played his first four seasons in Atlanta before signing with the Bengals as an unrestricted free agent in 2003. He suffered a ruptured left Achilles\’ tendon prior to the start of the 2009 season and the Bengals were forced to place him on injured reserve.

Kelly returned in 2010 for the Bengals and played in all 16 regular season games. He recorded just 10 catches for 42 yards in just over 500 snaps on offense. He is regarded as a good character guy and a proven leader. The Steelers seem destined to continue to try to upgrade their tight end position after Matt Spaeth left via free agency. The Steelers signed veteran John Gilmore at the start of camp and Kelly might be added as extra competition.

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