Former Bucs/Lion CB Brian Kelly comes in for physical

In the midst of Dre Bly coming in to chat with the 49ers about their open cornerback position, the 49ers have brought in former Buccaneer and Lion Brian Kelly for a physical.  Kelly is an 11-year veteran who spent a vast majority of his career in Tampa Bay.  He signed a 3-year deal with the Lions last offseason, but was cut before finishing the first season of the deal.

Here's what Scouts Inc has to say about Kelly:

He has good size and athleticism. He contributed mostly in a backup role this season. He doesn't have great perimeter speed to run with the top receivers in the league, but has the foot agility, quickness and short-area burst to be an effective zone or combination-scheme defender. Kelly uses his hands well in block protection and while re-routing receivers off the line of scrimmage . . . He is an excellent reactor funneling receivers while keeping body position as both a zone defender and run-support player . . . durability is a concern.

Kelly played 11 games last year, 11 the year before and 2 the year before that.  Whereas Dre Bly would definitely compete for a starting position, I'd imagine Kelly would be no more than a depth option at this point in his career.  He excelled in the Tampa 2, so I'm not sure how well he could perform in a different defense at this point in his career.

Also, according to Barrows, it sounds like Chris McAllister would have a tough time passing a physical at this point due to a knee injury.  If the team grabbed him it wouldn't be until next month at the earliest.

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