Edmonton Elks restructure contract of offensive tackle Colin Kelly

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The Edmonton Elks have restructured the contract of American offensive lineman Colin Kelly, per sources.

The 32-year-old received a $40,000 bonus to sign his new deal for the upcoming season. The new contract also includes an $80,000 salary, $12,000 in housing money, and a $5,000 travel bonus. In total, Kelly will earn $137,000 with the Elks in 2022.

The Oregon State product missed the entire 2021 CFL season due to a torn pectoral muscle. He started all 18 regular season games at right tackle for the club in 2019 as the club finished the year with an 8-10 record.

Kelly signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in 2014 after spending the previous year on injured reserve with the Kansas City Chiefs. He dressed for 26 games over two seasons with the club before signing with the San Francisco 49ers in January 2016. He spent time with the Chicago Bears, 49ers, and Jacksonville Jaguars, but returned to the CFL the following year.

The native of Longview, Wash. signed with the Edmonton Elks in May 2017 and has since dressed for 48 games as a member of the team. It is likely that he will resume his role as the club’s starting right tackle this season, a spot that was filled by Justin Renfrow, Kyle Saxelid, and Steven Nielsen in 2021.