Aaron Wilson of Scout.com reports that the Falcons tried out tight end Reggie Kelly on Monday. On Sunday, the Falcons worked out free agent Anthony Becht, indicating that the team is indeed looking for another blocking tight end.
Kelly was originally drafted by the Falcons in 1999 in the second round, as the team parted ways with their 2000 first round pick to move up to get him. Kelly served as the team’s starting tight end for four seasons, but the addition of Alge Crumpler in 2001 sent the team in a new direction when free agency came calling in 2003. Kelly signed with the Cincinnati Bengals, and played seven seasons with them, missing the 2009 season due to injury. Kelly worked out with the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, but subsequently decided to retire after declining a veteran minimum contract. However, as Wilson states, his decision to work out with the Falcons yesterday indicate that he is still entertaining the notion of playing football this season.
Perhaps the chances that Crumpler ends his career in Atlanta have increased?