Kelly, the final pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, was never activated during his rookie campaign after a ruptured wrist suffered in his final season at Mississippi prevented him from taking the field. With a full year to recover, Kelly is expected to face no limitations during training camp and could jockey for a second- or third-string role for a Broncos squad that could notice substantial roster turnover at quarterback. None of the three signal callers that made starts for the Broncos in 2017 -- Trevor Siemian (shoulder), Brock Osweiler and Paxton Lynch -- provided much hope that they could be long-term solutions at the position.
Kelly (wrist) will be placed on injured reserve Monday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Despite the troubles under center in Denver, the Broncos don't feel that Kelly is ready from a health standpoint at the moment. With his placement on IR, Kelly will have to wait until next season to showcase his talent.
Kelly (wrist) is unlikely to be activated from the Non-Football Injury list this season, Nick Kosmider of The Denver Post reports.
Kelly is nearing the end of the 21-day window in which he can be activated, and he only started putting in some light work in practice this week. The rookie seventh-round pick would be the Broncos' fourth quarterback and has no clear place on the team's roster, making him unlikely to be activated barring an injury to a Denver quarterback this week.
Kelly (wrist) can return to practice this week, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
The Broncos have three weeks to decide whether to activate Kelly or have him revert to injured reserve for the remainder of the season. The rookie seventh-round pick has started throwing, but there remains no clear place on the Broncos roster with backup Brock Osweiler healthy and Paxton Lynch (shoulder) also nearing a return.