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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
|5||10/06||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|7||10/20||San Francisco 49ers||20||19.00|
|11||11/17||New York Jets||18||17.75|
|14||12/08||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|16||12/22||New York Giants||23||19.88|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||78||302||3||5||33||0||51|