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 end up latching on with a team.
Kelly pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to a charge of second-degree trespassing, Stephanie Butzer of ABC 7 Denver reports.
Kelly was arrested Oct. 23 and released by the Broncos the next day. He won't face any jail time as part of the plea agreement, but he may need to serve a suspension if he ever signs with an NFL team again. The 2017 seventh-round pick beat out Paxton Lynch for the No. 2 quarterback job in Denver last preseason.
The Broncos cut Kelly on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
The Denver brass came to the decision to cut Kelly a day after the second-year signal-caller was arrested in Englewood, Colo. on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing. According to Klis, the Broncos learned that prior to his arrest Tuesday morning, Kelly had been "acting in a hostile, aggressive manner" at a Halloween party nearby hosted by teammate Von Miller. Though Kelly has been removed from the 53-man roster, a team source told Klis that the Broncos will continue to offer assistance to the 24-year-old as he deals with his personal issues, which contributed to him falling to the final pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Though he boasts a huge arm and was outstanding during the preseason, Kelly's history of off-the-field incidents both in college and now in the professional ranks may require him to stay on the straight and narrow for a while before he earns another NFL opportunity.
Kelly, who was arrested Tuesday in Englewood, Colo. on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing, is expected to face discipline from the Broncos, if not the NFL, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
According to the report provided by the Englewood Police Department, officers responded to a call at 1:17 a.m. from a homeowner who chased a trespassing male out of an area residence. The male was later identified as Kelly, who was booked into Arapahoe County Jail as a result of the incident. Per Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic, the Broncos released a statement indicating that they were "disappointed" with Kelly's arrest and remain "in the process of gathering more information." The NFL is also looking into Kelly's arrest, according to Jhabvala, leaving the door open for the 24-year-old to face a team- and/or league-imposed suspension regardless of how the legal process plays out. If the Broncos elect to hold Kelly out of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Kevin Hogan would slot in as the backup to starting quarterback Case Keenum.
Kelly was arrested early Tuesday in Englewood, Colo. on a charge of first-degree criminal trespassing, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Details remain scarce at this time while an investigation of the incident remains ongoing, but the 24-year-old was booked into Arapahoe County Jail following his arrest. The Broncos have been made aware of the arrest, but haven't commented on the matter. It's unclear if Kelly, who fell to the final pick in the 2017 NFL Draft in part due to a rash of off-field incidents during his time in college, will be available to back up starting quarterback Case Keenum in Sunday's game against the Chiefs.