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Top Rob Kelley News

  • Rob Kelley: Waived with injury settlement

    Kelley (undisclosed) was waived by New Orleans with an injury settlement Monday, per the NFL communication's official transaction log.

    Kelley was placed on injured reserve Sunday after clearing waivers Saturday. Now that he's been released with an injury settlement, Kelley is free to sign elsewhere in the league. The 26-year-old running back will look to catch on in a depth capacity with another team when healthy.

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  • Rob Kelley: Released Saturday

    Kelley was released by the Saints on Saturday, Luke Johnson of USA Today reports.

    Kelley never seemed like an ideal fit for the Saints, and sure enough the team opted to sign Jacquizz Rodgers only a handful of days after agreeing to terms with Kelley. The 26-year-old played in just two games with the Redskins in 2018 before a toe injury brought an end to his season, and it's possible the bruising back could be without a home throughout the preseason as teams continue to test out their younger options on the depth chart.

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  • Saints' Rob Kelley: Joins New Orleans

    Kelley signed with the Saints, John DeShazier of the Saints' official site reports.

    The Saints have been looking at veteran running backs, including Alfred Morris (Cowboys) and Theo Riddick (free agent). The team appears to have settled on Kelley, who took just four carries last season in Washington before a toe injury brought his campaign to an early end. He's never shown much explosiveness or receiving ability, but he's a big, tough runner with experience on special teams. With Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray locked in atop the depth chart, Kelley will compete against Dwayne Washington, Javorius Allen, Devine Ozigbo and Matt Dayes.

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  • Rob Kelley: Getting look in New Orleans

    Kelley worked out for the Saints on Thursday, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    Kelley was brought in along with two other running backs in ex-Raven Javorius Allen and former Panther Fozzy Whittaker. New Orleans may simply just want to see where these veterans are at, but this tryout could also be a sign that the organization initially feels uncomfortable with its backfield depth in the wake of the draft and first couple waves of free agency. None of these players, if signed, would threaten Latavius Murray's standing as the No. 2 option behind Alvin Kamara, but there's at least a chance one of them could potentially make a case for the No. 3 job.

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  • Rob Kelley: Allowed to hit open market

    The Redskins declined to tender Kelley a contract for 2019 on Wednesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

    No surprise here, as Washington was able to re-sign Adrian Peterson on Wednesday and otherwise has the promising Derrius Guice (knee) on a rookie deal. Given Kelley's historical lack of efficiency while running the ball, he seems to have long odds of securing a fantasy-relevant role in advance of the 2019 season.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Lands on IR

    Kelley (toe) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

    Kelley suffered a toe injury in Sunday's loss against the Colts and will be required to undergo surgery. Before exiting Week 2, Kelley logged only one offensive snap. With Kelley sidelined for at least the next eight games of the season, Samaje Perine could be in line to receive snaps behind Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Toe surgery imminent

    Coach Jay Gruden said Kelley is expected to miss at least one month due to surgery on his toe, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Unlike Samaje Perine, Kelley has been active the first two games, but his usage has been minimal behind Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. As evidence, Kelley managed only one offensive snap during Sunday's loss to the Colts, which he left for a spell to have his toe examined. Although he returned to action, Gruden expects Kelley to go under the knife in the near future. If Kelley does, the Redskins are apt to activate Perine on game days for the foreseeable future.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Questionable to return to Sunday's game

    Kelley left Sunday's game with a toe injury and is questionable to return, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Kelley's questionable diagnosis suggests the injury might not keep him sidelined too long. The Redskins' No. 3 running back has been reduced to a limited role with the backfield emergence of Adrian Peterson, but Kelley is still regarded as a high-end reserve.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Returns to game

    Kelley (toe) returned to Sunday's game.

    Kelley left Sunday's game with a toe injury but it looks as if he has been cleared to return. Kelley figures to slide back into his role as the team's No. 3 running back behind Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Gets three touches

    Kelley took three carries for seven yards in Sunday's 24-6 win over the Cardinals.

    Kelley played eight snaps on offense and nine on special teams, serving as the No. 3 running back behind Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson. It isn't clear that Washington would turn to Kelly in the event of a Peterson injury, as Samaje Perine's inactive status theoretically could be attributed to his lack of value on special teams.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Looks good in preseason finale

    Kelley took 11 carries for 49 yards and caught both of his targets for 14 yards in Thursday's preseason loss to Baltimore.

    Kelley entered the game after Samaje Perine, who picked up 30 yards on seven carries. With Chris Thompson (leg) and Adrian Peterson already locked in, Kelley is competing with Perine and Kapri Bibbs for what likely will be two roster spots. Kelley's knowledge of the offense and value on special teams should keep him safe, but it won't be out of nowhere if he ends up getting cut.

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  • Redskins' Rob Kelley: Outplayed by Peterson

    Kelley took eight carries for 19 yards in Friday's preseason game against Denver.

    Kelley was massively outplayed by Adrian Peterson, who got the start, dominated early work and finished with 56 yards on 11 carries (all in the first half). Kelley stayed in the game into the fourth quarter, and even then he was outplayed by Kapri Bibbs (61 yards on four touches). The only good news for Kelley is that he returned to Friday's game following a brief exit to be evaluated for a stinger. His knowledge of Jay Gruden's scheme and value on special teams should keep his roster spot safe, but it sure looked like the Redskins were preparing Peterson to replace Kelley in the offense. Meanwhile, Samaje Perine was held out with an ankle injury.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 229 lbs
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, USA
Age: 31
School: Tulane
Experience: 4