“We felt like it was an opportunity to increase the competition level at the wide receiver position,” Eagles vice president of personnel Howie Roseman said on Tuesday. “We’ve gotten a chance to see some of our young offensive lineman as well and want to give them a chance here to grow and develop. And we felt like the timing was right now, when we had some time to work with [Green-Beckham]. And, as opposed to doing something at the final cuts.”
“We’ve spent a lot of time here in the last few weeks behind the scenes doing some background work. He comes in with an opportunity. No promises have been made.”
Green-Beckham, 23, caught 32 passes for 549 yards and four TDs as a rookie last year. He was the Titans’ second-round pick (40th overall) in 2015.
Green-Bechham played two seasons at Missouri, catching 59 balls for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games. He has a 123.0 height-adjusted speed score, which is in the 98th percentile and ran 4.49 40-yard dash, which is 68th-percentile.
Beckham (6-5, 237) reportedly showed up to training camp out of shape.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com thinks this feels like an Andy Reid-type move.
Kelly, 28, was the Eagles’ fifth-round pick in 2012. Kelly is a versatile offensive lineman who has shown the ability to play guard and tackle, even though he has struggled at times.
Kelly started 10 games in 2012, but just five games since then. He played in 14 games last season, making two starts.