New Packers OT Dennis Kelly pulls clever prank during first practice in Green Bay

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·1 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

We know new Green Bay Packers offensive tackle Dennis Kelly has a sense of humor.

On the first day of practice with his new team on Thursday, Kelly pulled a clever prank on unsuspecting observers at Ray Nitschke Field in Green Bay.

Instead of wearing his team-issued No. 79 uniform, Kelly donned David Bakhtiari’s No. 69, giving the impression that the All-Pro left tackle had come off the PUP list and was miraculously ready to begin practicing despite tearing his ACL on Dec. 31 of last year.

The two are both tall and lean offensive tackles with long dark hair flowing out of the back of their helmets, making it difficult to determine that the player wearing Bakhtiari’s uniform was actually the new guy in town.

Bakhtiari’s brother, Eric, was quick to celebrate the fact that the prank got at least one reporter at practice:

Kelly, a veteran who has played over 100 career games in the NFL, looks like he’ll fit right in with the Packers offensive line group.

To learn more about Kelly and read comments about the new offensive tackle from coach Matt LaFleur and Brian Gutekunst, click here.

Related

Packers adding experienced depth in offensive tackle Dennis Kelly