UPDATE: Falcons confirm signing.
FLOWERY BRANCH – Reggie Kelly’s career has come full circle.
Kelly, who was drafted by the Falcons in the second round (42nd overall) of the 1999 NFL draft, has signed with the Falcons, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Earlier, Fox’s Alex Marvez in a sourced report, stated that the parties had agreed to terms.
The Falcons are thin at tight end after Justin Peelle suffered a knee injury against Miami. The extent of Peelle’s injujry has not be fully disclosed.
Kelly played with the Falcons from 1999 to 2002. He developed into a solid blocking tight end while playing in Cincinnati from 2003 to 2010.
He will be reunited with Bob Bratkowski, the Falcons quarterbacks coach, who was Cincinnati’s offensive coordinator during Kelly’s tenure with the Bengals.
The Falcons worked out tight end Anthony Becht on Sunday.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog