Kelly signed with the Browns' practice squad Tuesday, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Kelly rejoins the Browns after being waived Saturday. In a corresponding move, Cleveland released fellow running back Dexter Williams from its practice squad.
The Browns have waived Kelly, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Kelly was just activated off Cleveland's reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. With Nick Chubb, D'Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton all healthy, Kelly was the odd-man out in the backfield.
Kelly (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports. Kelly has cleared the league's COVID-19 protocols, but fellow running backs Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton both remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list. With Kareem Hunt (calf) expected to remain on IR, Kelly would slide into the backup role behind D'Ernest Johnson for Sunday's highly favorable matchup against the Lions if neither Chubb nor Felton are activated by then.
Kelly (illness) won't be available Sunday at New England, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Coach Kevin Stefanski noted all of Nick Chubb (illness), Demetric Felton (illness) and Kelly will be unavailable Week 10 due to COVID-19 protocols. With Kareem Hunt (calf) still on IR, the Browns backfield will be headed by D'Ernest Johnson, with practice-squad members Brian Hill and Dexter Williams likely to be elevated for Sunday's contest.
Kelly did test positive for COVID before being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Kelly joins Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton as Browns running backs who have tested positive for COVID, leaving D'Ernest Johnson as the only healthy running back on the current roster. Kelly's absence wouldn't normally be much of an issue, as he's only played three offensive snaps all season, but with the void the Browns now have in the backfield every body counts.
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