Kelly spent two season with the Ottawa REDBLACKS starting in 28 games, he started all of the REDBLACKS 18 regular season games plus the East Final and Grey Cup game in 2015.
“It will bring out the best in everybody and that’s the point of bringing in the best players,” Sunderland said. “There’s one person that’s guaranteed a job and that’s Mike Reilly. Obviously the incumbants have the leg up and we’re not going to be foolish but bring your ‘A’ game every day because we’re going to be highly competitive and we expect the best out of everybody.”
Kelly spent the 2016 season in the NFL with four teams, most recently the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Eskimos also released four players today.
International linebackers Alex Hoffman-Ellis and Donnie Baggs, International defensive lineman Jabari Hunt, and National defensive back Mike Dubuisson.