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Top Chad Kelly News

  • Chad Kelly: Let go from practice squad

    The Colts cut Kelly from the practice squad Wednesday, Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports.

    Kelly was cut from the practice squad to make room for Marian University product Krishawn Hogan. The presence of rookie fourth-round pick Jacob Eason likely played a role in Indianapolis deciding to part ways with Kelly.

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  • Chad Kelly: Resurfaces on practice squad

    The Colts signed Kelly to the practice squad Sunday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

    Kelly was jettisoned by Indianapolis on Saturday amid final roster cuts, but he'll now stick with the team as an emergency option. Of course, with all of Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett and Jacob Eason on the active roster, Kelly's path to seeing any action this season is crowded.

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  • Chad Kelly: Lands on waivers

    The Colts waived Kelly on Saturday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.

    After the Colts signed Philip Rivers and drafted Jacob Eason this offseason, it was a foregone conclusion that Kelly would be cut loose eventually. The Colts will carry three quarterbacks to start the year, so it's unclear if they want to keep Kelly on the practice squad.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Doesn't play in 2019

    Kelly didn't play a game in 2019.

    Kelly served a two-game suspension to start the season and was promptly waived, landing on the Colts' practice squad. He was brought up to the 53-man roster in November when Jacoby Brissett was injured, but Brian Hoyer started while Kelly remained on the bench. Kelly and Hoyer are both under contract in 2020, but either one can be cut with no dead cap.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Primary backup Sunday

    Kelly was promoted to the Colts' 53-man roster Saturday.

    With news that Jacoby Brissett would not play Sunday against the Dolphins, Kelly immediately steps into a prominent situation on the 53-man roster, backing up what amounts to the Colts' third-string quarterback, Brian Hoyer. The 25-year-old has yet to attempt a pass in a regular-season game despite being in the league for three seasons.

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  • Chad Kelly: Sticking to practice squad

    The Colts are expected to sign Kelly to the practice squad Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Kelly was waived by the Colts on Wednesday after having his two-game suspension lifted, and he now joins the team's practice squad. He'll serve as Indianapolis' third quarterback option behind Jacoby Brissett and Brian Hoyer.

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  • Chad Kelly: Drops to waivers

    The Colts waived Kelly on Wednesday, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.

    Kelly's suspension was lifted Monday, so the Colts cut him since they signed Brian Hoyer to a three-year deal in early September. If Kelly clears waivers, he has a good chance to land on the Colts' practice squad. The 25-year-old has never thrown a pass in a regular-season game.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Suspension lifted

    Kelly's season-opening two-game suspension ended Monday, per the league's official transactions log.

    Kelly's two-game suspension has run its course, making him eligible to take the field at any point. The 2017 seventh-round pick logged an impressive preseason, and he'll now compete with Brian Hoyer for the backup gig behind Jacoby Brissett.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Starts preseason finale

    Kelly (suspension) completed 13 of 16 passes for 138 yards and an interception in Thursday's preseason finale against the Bengals. He added 20 yards and a touchdown on three rushing attempts.

    Kelly got the start in this one and was mostly accurate with his arm while also doing damage with his legs by scoring a seven-yard, first-quarter touchdown. Once he returns from his two-game suspension, Kelly could well usurp Phillip Walker as Jacoby Brissett's backup under center.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Could win backup gig

    Kelly (suspension) completed 16 of 21 passes for 209 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 27-17 preseason loss to the Bears. He added 34 rushing yards on two carries.

    Kelly started this one and was allowed to strut his stuff. He mostly performed well and tossed a 46-yard touchdown to Deon Cain in the second quarter, but Kelly found the wrong Deon on his interception and had it returned 91 yards for a touchdown the other way by Deon Bush. His competition with Phillip Walker is suddenly under a lot more scrutiny, as they're now vying for the backup job behind Jacoby Brissett after Andrew Luck abruptly announced his retirement. It's at least worth noting Kelly is suspended for the first two games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Another strong preseason game

    Kelly was 12-of-17 for 115 yards passing with a touchdown and no interceptions in Saturday's preseason loss to Cleveland.

    Kelly entered the game after Phillip Walker and may have faced an easier defense, but he outplayed Walker for a second consecutive game in the battle for the third-string QB role. Kelly will miss the first two regular season games due to a suspension, so Walker may get the nod initially to stay on the active roster. The Colts may keep a third quarterback on the active roster, which they don't typically do, with Andrew Luck questionable for the start of the regular season due to ankle and calf injuries.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Sharp in preseason opener

    Kelly (suspension) completed 13 of 19 passes for 121 yards and also had four carries for 53 yards, including a 33-yard touchdown, in Thursday's preseason loss at Buffalo.

    Kelly was Denver's backup quarterback last season before his release for off-field issues. He'll be suspended the first two games of the regular season relating to a trespassing charge, while for now he's in a battle with Phillip Walker for the No. 3 quarterback role. He outplayed Walker in Thursday's game, though he entered the game after the latter. The Colts usually don't keep three quarterbacks on the roster, but they may this year due to Andrew Luck's lingering calf injury.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Suspended for two games

    Kelly was suspended for the first two games of the 2019 regular season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    This stems back from Kelly's arrest in 2018 while he was with the Broncos, which ultimately led to him getting waived. The quarterback still will have to work to earn a spot on the Colts' final roster this offseason, but the team likely signed him knowing that some sort of disciplinary action was coming.

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  • Colts' Chad Kelly: Gets second chance in Indy

    Kelly signed a contract with the Colts on Monday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.

    A 2017 seventh-round pick of the Broncos, Kelly looked like an intriguing developmental option after claiming Denver's backup job heading into last season on the heels of a strong training camp and preseason. The 25-year-old suddenly found himself out of work by late October, when the Broncos waived him shortly after he was arrested on a trespassing charge. Kelly, who had a history of off-field transgressions during his time in college, went unsigned the rest of last season, but he'll now get a second chance in Indianapolis after apparently impressing the coaching staff during his tryout earlier this month. Assuming he can meet the Colts' expectations both on and off the field, Kelly may stick around into the regular season, especially if Jacoby Brissett is moved to another team.

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  • Chad Kelly: Trying out with Colts

    Kelly is at Colts rookie minicamp for a tryout this weekend, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Kelly has been without a team since October when he was waived by the Broncos after being arrested for trespassing, a charge to which he recently pleaded guilty. The 25-year-old began the season as the team's No. 2 quarterback, but now faces an uphill battle back to an NFL roster. The Colts have an established backup to Andrew Luck in Jacoby Brissett, so the opportunities would likely be limited with Indianapolis. Kelly still may be required to serve a suspension should he eventually latch on with a team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 216 lbs
Birthplace: Buffalo, NY, USA
Age: 28
School: Ole Miss
Experience: 3