(8/30/2011) Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announced Tuesday that the team released WR Malcolm Kelly (foot) after agreeing to an injury settlement.
Kelly needs more tests on foot
(8/15/2011) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly will have another X-ray and MRI on the sore foot that has him falling further and further behind. "It's hard to make the club when you're not practicing," head coach Mike Shanahan said.
Kelly out with another injury
(8/8/2011) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly, already on the bubble to make the roster because of his history of injuries, could miss another week with an injured right foot. X-rays and an MRI were negative, but he's having trouble putting weight on the foot and was limited to riding a bicycle during practice.
Kelly shows for workouts
(6/17/2011)Malcolm Kelly clearly isn't discouraged by rumors about his future with the Redskins -- the oft-injured receiver showed up for player-only workouts on Thursday after missing Wednesday, Comcast Sports Net reported. Kelly's goal now is to stay healthy. He missed all of last season on injured reserve after an offseason hamstring tear was slow to heal. The 2011 season could be a make or break year for him, but Kelly said he doesnt feel any extra pressure even though Washington drafted three rookies in Leonard Hankerson, Niles Paul and Aldrick Robinson. Theyre always going to be bringing in guys, and those guys are good players, said Kelly in the Washington Post. Youve got to do your thing. As soon as you start worrying about who theyre bringing in, you might as well get thrown to the wayside. Kelly said he is now completely healthy. For me, the most important thing is getting out there and establishing myself, said Kelly.
Kelly could get released
(5/27/2011) Comcast Sports Net in Washington reports that Redskins WR Malcom Kelly might not make the final roster this season. The report says that Kelly doesn't seem to be a Mike Shanahan type of player.
Kelly wants to be with Washington
(1/4/2011) WR Malcolm Kelly said it was tough to hang around Redskins Park while on IR with a hamstring injury, but he did so because coach Mike Shanahan wanted to see how hard he was willing to work. "It was just showing him that I want to be here," Kelly said.
M. Kelly lands on IR
(8/31/2010) The Redskins placed WR Malcolm Kelly on IR Tuesday with a hamstring injury.
Kelly hurts hamstring again
(8/30/2010) Redskins receiver Malcolm Kelly has had a setback in his attempt to return from a hamstring injury. Kelly pulled his left hamstring again Monday in his first practice since the early days of training camp. Kelly won't play in Thursday's preseason finale and is now a candidate for injured reserve. "I'll let you know [on Tuesday] how serious it is but it looked like a pretty good pull," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "We'll wait and see."
Kelly needs work to make roster
(8/29/2010)Malcolm Kelly figured he'd be getting a good head start when he flew to Arizona to work out with Donovan McNabb and other receivers the week before the Washington Redskins opened training camp. It turned out to be a trip that could cost Kelly his spot on the team. After two long flights -- from his native Texas to D.C., then on to Arizona -- Kelly didn't stretch enough and pulled his left hamstring at McNabb's workout. Kelly was able to practice only one day during the entire three weeks of camp, and only now is he physically ready to return to the field - with only a few days remaining before the final roster is set. "I'm real eager to get out there," Kelly said. "And see how it holds up and get my hands on a few footballs." Kelly participated in Sunday's light practice, but the real test comes when he returns for Monday's full workout. If all goes well, he'll have Thursday's preseason finale against the Arizona Cardinals to show a new coaching regime that he shouldn't be among the final cuts two days later. "Go out there and get a few grabs, more than anything show them that you know the play book," Kelly said. "That's the thing they want to see - if you've been studying. 'Has my head still been in the game?' That's the biggest thing. I know when the ball comes to me, I'll catch the ball, but it's about being in the right place at the right time and giving the offense a chance to be successful."
Kelly still unable to go
(8/28/2010) As expected, Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) missed Friday's preseason game against the Jets in New York. The Jets consider him day to day heading into the final week of the preseason.
Kelly to remain out vs. Jets
(8/24/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) will not be healthy enough to face the Jets in a preseason tilt on Friday. "Let's take it day by day," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "I saw him run some routes out there today. He looked a lot better, almost full-speed straight ahead. Hopefully he'll be able to go next week."
Kelly remains out
(8/23/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly did not practice again Monday, and his status for Friday's third preseason game vs. the New York Jets is uncertain. Kelly hasn't practiced since July 29 with a hamstring injury.
Kelly in 'danger' of getting cut
(8/16/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly, whom the Redskins hoped would return Tuesday or Wednesday, now is unlikely to even play Saturday vs. Baltimore in the second preseason game because of his pulled hamstring. Kelly has not practiced since the first day and missed the preseason opener against Buffalo. Kelly continues to put himself in jeopardy of getting cut simply because he can't stay healthy. "Obviously it's a danger," coach Mike Shanahan said. "He can't practice therefore he can't show me anything."
Kelly misses preseason opener
(8/13/2010) As expected, Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly missed the preseason opener Friday against Buffalo. Kelly has been dealing with a hamstring injury, and coach Mike Shanahan is hopeful he can return to practice prior to the second preseason game against Baltimore.
Kelly ruled out for preseason opener
(8/10/2010) Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday that WR Malcolm Kelly won't play in Friday's preseason opener against Buffalo. Kelly has been out with an injured hamstring. "Yeah, Malcolm won't play in the game," Shanahan said. "He's trying to get that hamstring strong. We wouldn't put him in that situation to play this quickly. But, hopefully, he'll be able to go next week as well."
Kelly low on depth chart
(8/9/2010) Former second-round picks Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly are listed with the third-team offense on the Redskins depth chart, released Monday. Roydell Williams and Anthony Armstrong are the No. 2 receivers. Thomas, for now, is the No. 1 kick returner, and Kelly has been limited with a hamstring injury.
Kelly doesn't appear ready yet
(8/7/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly, sidelined with a hamstring injury, is unlikely to resume practicing Monday, as the Redskins had hoped. I dont think Malcolm is ready, head coach Mike Shanahan told Comcast SportsNet. Hes trying like heck to get back. If he came back Monday, he would set himself back. Kelly hasn't practiced since the first day of training camp.
Kelly to return next week?
(8/6/2010) Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that WR Malcolm Kelly could be back at practice early next week for the team. Kelly has missed all but the first practice of training camp with a hamstring injury. "I'll keep my fingers crossed with good treatment and good rehab that (he'll) be able to go Monday," Shanahan said. "I'm not positive, though."
Kelly not close to return
(8/3/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) is not close to returning to practice, coach Mike Shanahan said Tuesday. Kelly has missed five straight days of practice and Shanahan said, "He's a little ways away from going full speed." Kelly is in danger of being cut.
Kelly still not practicing
(8/2/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring) is not practicing again on Monday. He has not practiced since the first day of camp.
Kelly has sore hamstring
(7/30/2010) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly again is dealing with a sore hamstring, having sat out much of practice Friday morning. Coach Mike Shanahan said, "It's still sore, and he will get a lot of treatment." Kelly is no lock to make the team.
Kelly able to practice Thursday
(7/29/2010) Redskins WR Malcom Kelly took part in practice Thursday despite injuring his hamstring earlier this month. "I didn't even think I was going to practice today," Kelly told the Washington Post. "I came out today and I was running full speed. I'm not really concerned. If I was going to be out a week maybe I would be concerned. But I'm not concerned."
(6/7/2010) The Washington Post reports Redskins coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan are waiting to see more from third-year receivers Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. The paper reports Thomas "hasn't displayed the type of play-after-play consistency the Shanahans like to see from that position." And Kelly "hasn't distinguished himself yet" either thus far in the offseason.
Kelly could help replace Moss
(5/25/2010) The Washington Post reports that Redskins WR Santana Moss, who is rehabbing from knee surgery, was working out fully during the OTA session Monday. As he continues to recover, the Redskins are hopeful third-year wideouts Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly inspire confidence for the remainder of the offseason program. If Moss is out for any point this season, Thomas and Kelly appear to be the Redskins' best options at the position. Kelly opened last season as the starting Z receiver, or flanker, opposite Moss, the split end or X receiver. The previous regime planned for Thomas to eventually replace Moss at X, which is usually the position reserved for wideouts with momentum-changing, stretch-the-field speed, which Thomas possesses, and for Kelly to be a chain-moving big target.
(5/19/2010) New Washington coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday he's impressed with young receivers Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly. "Devin Thomas (hamstring) has been hurt through most of the minicamps and OTAs," Shanahan said. "It's good to get Devin back and watch him in these OTAs because I didn't get a chance to watch him except for the first day in our minicamp. Malcolm, it's like all of the receivers, learning the system, getting the chance to show their skills. It's going to be an interesting question here over the next two months, three months. We got a number of wide receivers that are competing for a position. I like what I have seen thus far."
Kelly has 'confidence' in McNabb
(4/8/2010) As Chris Cooley talked Thursday about how easily Donovan McNabb was fitting in during his first week with the Redskins, the six-time Pro Bowl quarterback was proving his tight end's point. McNabb looked in command as he threw to his new targets on an adjacent field. "Donovan's outstanding, it feels like he's been here for a couple years," Cooley said of McNabb, acquired from the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles for two draft picks on April 4. "Instantly, he's a leader. He knows what it takes to have a team together. He's talking to all the guys, fits in extremely well. I don't think anyone was worried about his ability to come be the quarterback of this team." WR Malcolm Kelly agreed that McNabb, who started five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl during his 11 years with the Eagles, is already having an effect on the Redskins, who were 4-12 in 2009. "He's a lot more laid back than I expected," Kelly said. "He's a cool dude. It brings the pressure of practice down. He's got a real strong arm and he's accurate. This guy has won a lot of games, a lot of big games. You have confidence in a guy like that. Even just being out here, being around the offense just for a few days, the things he already knows ... (I have) more than enough confidence in him."
Thomas, Kelly get a new QB
(4/4/2010) The Philadelphia Eagles traded QB Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins for a pair of draft picks. The Eagles will receive a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month's NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year. It is believed that McNabb will take over the starting job from Jason Campbell, which means he'll be throwing passes to promising young receivers Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly this season.
Shanahan will evaluate receivers
(3/25/2010) New Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said in an interview with CBSSports.com at the NFL Annual Meetings in Orlando, FL that his receiving corps will get a thorough review before next month's draft just so he knows what he has on his roster. Shanahan said he's watched film on the likes of Santana Moss, Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly, but he wants to see them up close and personal. "The idea is to take them through normal workouts and see where these guys fit into our system," Shanahan said. "There's nothing like actually working a guy out, working with him on the field, be in meetings with him for a month. Actually getting to minicamp, watching the guy run routes, see how he fits. ... It's an evaluation. Not a tryout because they're on our team. But it might be a tryout because if they don't do good they could be off the team."
Campbell likes outlook for Thomas, Kelly
(2/9/2010) Redskins QB Jason Campbell said in an interview with CBSSports.com that he expects Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly to make tremendous strides in 2010, which will be their third year in the NFL. "I'm definitely excited about those two," Campbell said. "Devin is a guy who is big, fast and strong. He really came a long last year. Malcolm is a long-arm guy who can go up and get the ball. Once we continue to work with him and he continues to get more comfortable he can definitely become a big-time receiver for us and a possession receiver." Thomas finished the season with 25 catches for 325 yards and three touchdowns, all career highs. And Kelly also set career highs with 25 catches for 347 yards.
Kelly goes for 109 yards in finale
(1/3/2010) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly had his best game as a professional in the regular-season finale loss at San Diego in Week 17. Kelly hooked up with QB Jason Campbell and had 100 receiving yards by halftime. Kelly finished with five catches for 109 yards in the game, easily his best as a pro. His long grab went for 84 yards.
Kelly does little on Sunday
(12/28/2009) In the Redskins' Week 16 loss vs. the Cowboys, WR Malcolm Kelly caught four passes for 25 yards.
M. Kelly could see plenty of action
(12/24/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly is seeing more snaps at practice this week with WR Devin Thomas nursing an injured ankle. Redskins coach Jim Zorn expects to have Thomas back this week. If he can't go, Kelly (16 receptions) will see significant time at receiver.
Kelly makes one late grab on MNF
(12/22/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly did not make a catch in the Monday night loss to the Giants in Week 15 until very late in the game. He finished with just one grab for 9 yards.
Kelly has another token reception
(12/13/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly had 10 yards on one catch -- his 15th of the season -- Week 14 at Oakland. He has no more than two catches in any of his last 11 games.
Kelly still doing little for Redskins
(12/6/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly was once again almost non-existent for the Redskins in the Week 13 loss in overtime to the Saints. Kelly caught two passes for 13 yards.
Kelly leads Washington in receiving
(11/29/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly caught two passes but led the Redskins in receiving with 50 yards in Week 12 against the Eagles. His long went for 27 yards in the loss.
Kelly has another 1-catch game
(11/22/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly caught one pass for 36 yards in the Week 11 loss at Dallas. Kelly's catch came when Jason Campbell eluded a pass rush and improvised with a flick of the wrist to a wide-open Kelly, who ran the rest of the way for big yardage.
Kelly makes one Week 10 grab
(11/15/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly caught one pass for 18 yards late in the Week 10 win over Denver.
Kelly does little for 'Skins
(11/8/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly caught one pass for 4 yards in the Week 9 loss at the Falcons.
Kelly goes without a catch again
(10/27/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly did not make a catch Week 7 against the Eagles on Monday night.
Kelly goes without a catch Week 6
(10/18/2009) Washington second-year WR Malcolm Kelly lost his starting job to Devin Thomas and did not make a grab at all Week 6 against the Chiefs.
Kelly makes one grab Week 5
(10/11/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly made one reception for 8 yards in a Week 5 loss to Carolina.
Kelly playing with thumb injury
(10/8/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly revealed he has been playing with ligament damage in his right thumb, requiring an injection before games to keep the pain down. "It's not like I can't go out there and practice or play," Kelly said. "They just try to tape it up as good as they can, and then come game time, get that little candy shot in there. Hopefully it helps out a little bit."
Kelly, Thomas do nothing vs. Bucs
(10/4/2009) Washington second-year WRs Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas each went without a single catch during a Week 4 win over Tampa Bay. They were each targeted a few times but failed to come down with the ball.
Kelly makes one Week 3 grab
(9/27/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly caught one pass for 18 yards in Week 3's loss to the Lions. Kelly was targeted by Jason Campbell in the end zone but did not come up with the catch. Kelly has six catches for 65 yards on the season.
Kelly has best game as pro
(9/20/2009) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly finished with 41 receiving yards after Week 2's win over the Rams. Kelly caught four passes from QB Jason Campbell and was targeted a few other times.
Kelly facing good Week 2 matchup
(9/18/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly will face a non-division opponent in Week 2 against St. Louis. In Week 1, the Rams allowed 279 net passing yards at Seattle, including three touchdowns.
M. Kelly does little as starter
(9/13/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly, who beat out Antwaan Randle El for the job of No. 2 WR this season, caught only one pass for six yards Week 1 at the Giants. Randle El, on the other hand, led the team in receiving with seven catches for 98 yards.
Skins name WR Kelly starter
(9/9/2009)Malcolm Kelly has won the three-way battle for the Redskins' No. 2 receiver. Coach Jim Zorn said Wednesday that Kelly earned the nod ahead of veteran Antwaan Randle El and fellow second-year player Devin Thomas. Kelly was limited by a knee injury as a rookie a year ago. The second-year draft pick from Oklahoma played in only five games and caught just three passes. Santana Moss remains the Redskins' top wideout while Randle El will see action primarily as a slot receiver on passing downs. "He's gone all of training camp really improving along the way," Zorn said. "His overall explosion along the line of scrimmage has been very good."
(9/6/2009) The Washington Post reports that when the Redskins begin practicing on Monday in preparation for Week 1 at Giants Stadium, second-year WR Malcolm Kelly is expected to practice with the first-team offense as the starting flanker. Kelly earned the spot on the strength of his impressive preseason performance, and the Redskins are excited about what he brings to the passing game. "Malcolm really came along this preseason," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "He got a chance to get back into the feel of the game. He's still learning how to improve, but I do think that the way he reaches out and catches the ball is very ... I'm very excited about it. I just think he's going to be a tremendous player."
One catch, five targets for Kelly
(8/29/2009) Redskins second-year WR Malcolm Kelly only caught an 11-yard pass against the Patriots in the team's third preseason game, but it's worth noting that QB Jason Campbell threw at Kelly five times including twice on single-coverage fade routes in the red zone. One ball was uncatchable, the other one was. He has 58 yards on six catches this season.
Thomas, Kelly need to step up
(8/10/2009) Stripped down to his black skintight shorts on one of the hottest days of the year, Devin Thomas was a lonely figure on the Washington Redskins practice field Monday morning. He ran sprints around orange cones, pantomimed catching the ball in pass patterns and stretched his nagging hamstring against the goal post. "It's frustrating not being able to be out there with the guys right now," said Thomas, the sweat dripping from his forearms, "so I'm doing everything I can to get back." A half-hour earlier, when the regular practice had ended, another second-year receiver walked off the field. Malcolm Kelly has also been battling a hamstring issue during training camp, but at least he was back in a helmet and full pads and was able to participate. "They just have to play," said coach Jim Zorn of his two young receivers. "They've got some distance to come."
Thomas ahead of Kelly as camp starts
(7/31/2009) Redskins coach Jim Zorn said Friday that Devin Thomas is ahead of Malcolm Kelly as the two receivers try to come back from injuries, which ruined their rookie year in 2008. "I would say that Devin is a bit ahead of Malcolm, but Malcolm right now is going to continue to accelerate," Zorn said. "He's also learning some of the details not just learning the overall picture. He's probably further ahead than I thought he would be coming out here. I'm excited he's competing, he's just working on some of the details to get himself open a little bit better." Zorn said Thomas has a chance for a starting job, which would mean he could overtake Antwaan Randle El. "We have a lot of confidence in where he's headed," Zorn said of Thomas. "I think Malcolm Kelly is coming on, Devin is showing that he is a little more seasoned than Malcolm right now, but they're both going to be competing and Antwaan is not going to give it up, so we're having great competition at that flanker position especially with those two guys."
Kelly feels ready to go
(7/31/2009) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly is excited for training camp and is ready to prove he's healthy after dealing with knee problems his rookie season. He tried to improve himself this offseason. "I came out with the same attitude," Kelly said. "I came out wanting to get in the starting rotation. That has to be your attitude. This year I have done more stuff off of the field to help my body. From dieting to strengthening programs and things like that. This time I have been more serious off the field and getting my body right to play. You can go out there and play but if your body isn't right it doesn't matter how good you are."
Campbell counting on young receivers
(7/29/2009) The Washington Post reports Redskins QB Jason Campbell is counting on young receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas this season. "They're ready for us to lean on them," Campbell said. "I'm saying that because of what I've seen from them" in workouts. Campbell worked closely with Thomas, Kelly and TE Fred Davis, also entering his second season, during the offseason. "You could just see the development and the improvement," Campbell said. "You could see the change in their approach and their understanding about the game. With Devin, he's going into his second year in the league and I think he's getting some things figured out. And Malcolm ... the key with Malcolm is just to keep him on the field and keep that knee right. ... And Fred, Fred has a lot of talent. He can be a guy who we really take advantage of with Chris Cooley. These are talented guys, and I just saw a lot from them to be real optimistic about. I wouldn't say that if I didn't believe it."
Kelly having good offseason
(6/4/2009) The Washington Post reports Redskins offensive coordinator Sherman Smith has been impressed with WR Malcolm Kelly this offseason. "Just seeing Malcolm running around, boy that's better," Smith said.
Kelly working hard
(6/1/2009) The Washington Post reports Monday that Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly said he's been running routes for a month. He's already been cutting on his knee, which he had microfracture surgery this winter, and could have participated in last month's minicamp and OTAs, although Daniel Snyder and Vinny Cerrato told him to take his time. Still, he said getting out on the field with his teammates felt considerably different than running routes by himself. "It's one thing to run against air; then when you have actual DBs, it makes it a little more complicated," Kelly said. "When I rolled out of bed this morning, I was like, 'Man, this has been a long time coming.' ... I was just anxious to go out there and run a route and feel the ball hit my hands."
Redskins WRs still battling injuries
(5/4/2009) The Washington Post reports that Redskins second-year receivers Devin Thomas and Malcolm Kelly were noticeably in better shape than they were last year, but that both are still having trouble shedding their injury-prone tags. Thomas re-aggravated his right hamstring injury from last year's training camp while Kelly couldn't practice as he is still recovering from microfracture surgery. Both players are expected to be ready for training camp in July, if not sooner.
(10/22/2008) Redskins head coach Jim Zorn indicated Wednesday a decision will be made this week regarding second-round pick Malcolm Kelly, whose sore left knee has been drained three times recently. Kelly had another MRI on Wednesday, and Zorn said the rookie receiver will be placed on injured reserve if there's no sign of improvement. "It's getting to the point of the season where we need another guy to come in -- or him to come in," Zorn said.
(10/7/2008) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly has some swelling on his knee after playing Week 5 at Philadelphia.
Redskins players don't stat Sunday
(10/5/2008) Washington WR James Thrash started Week 5's game against the Eagles but didn't make any catches or record any stats. Wide receiver Malcolm Kelly and TE Fred Davis also played but did not record any stats. Backup QB Todd Collins did not play but was active for the game.
(9/15/2008) The Washington Times reports that Redskins rookie WR Malcolm Kelly is nursing a sprained ankle and will likely be questionable for Week 3 vs. Arizona.
Kelly catches first NFL pass
(9/14/2008) Washington rookie WR Malcolm Kelly recorded his first NFL catch on Sunday against the Saints. Kelly caught one pass that went for six yards.
Zorn excited about Kelly's return
(9/9/2008) The Washington Post reports that Redskins coach Jim Zorn is excited about about the return of rookie WR Malcolm Kelly, who practiced yesterday. "All this rest, and just the specific work he's been doing in the training room, all the rehab, has really been helping him, bringing him along," said Zorn.
(9/3/2008) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly (knee) was ruled out for Week 1 at N.Y. Giants. He did not practice all week and did not see any action in the preseason.
Kelly not expected to play Week 1
(9/1/2008) Redskins rookie WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring, knee) did not practice Monday in preparation for Week 1 at N.Y. Giants. He is not expected to play Thursday.
WR Kelly a candidate for IR?
(8/29/2008) Redskins coach Jim Zorn said Friday that rookie WR Malcolm Kelly's left knee swelled up after warm-ups before the club's preseason finale vs. Jacksonville. As a result, Zorn said the club has to come up with a plan for Kelly, and it might involve him not being a part of the active roster. "It is up and down with him," Zorn said. "We have got to get some consistency. We have been trying to get him on the field but it has been hard for him. We have to deal with the reality of his knee not responding well right now. ... His talent is there, we recognize it. We recognize that he is almost back. I do not know if we can afford, as a team, to keep him active unless we can predict or he can predict that he can come through."
Kelly still out for 'Skins
(8/28/2008) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly did not play on Thursday against the Panthers. Kelly was supposed to see some time as he's missed the entire preseason, but that didn't happen.
Kelly still out for Redskins
(8/23/2008) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly did not play on Saturday against the Panthers.
Kelly could return soon
(8/20/2008) The Washington Post reports that Redskins rookie WR Malcolm Kelly has taken reps in practice with the second-team offense and has worked in 11-on-11 drills in anticipation of playing in the club's third preseason game at Carolina. Kelly needs to continue making progress this week and right up to the start of the game to be considered. "I don't have to see him on the field this week," head coach Jim Zorn said. "If he feels good we certainly can [use] him."
Kelly could make debut soon
(8/17/2008)Redskins head coach Jim Zorn updated the status of rookie WR Malcolm Kelly (hamstring, knee) on Sunday. "We are probably going to start Malcolm Kelly in the middle of the week in practice," he said. " Based on how he responds, we may be able to see him in the (preseason) game (against Carolina Saturday)."
Thomas, Kelly behind in progress
(8/6/2008) Redskins coach Jim Zorn said rookie receivers Malcolm Kelly and Devin Thomas on Tuesday need to improve their conditioning and said he anticipates the injured receivers will have a hard time having an impact on the offense early this season. Kelly, who has hamstring and knee injuries, and Thomas, who has a hamstring injury, were hurt early in training camp and are likely weeks from a full return. Kelly underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to remove floating particles from his left knee, and Zorn said the early prognosis of a return in two weeks was "ambitious." Thomas was able to take part in limited drills in practice Tuesday but is unlikely to be able to practice fully until next week at the earliest.
Knee surgery for rookie WR Kelly?
(8/4/2008) The Washington Post reports that Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly is a candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery after getting checked out by noted orthopedist Dr. James Andrews. He could miss the remainder of the preseason. Kelly also has a hamstring injury that might have led to his knee problem.
M. Kelly won't play Sunday
(8/3/2008) Redskins WR Malcolm Kelly has been ruled out of Sunday's preseason game with a hamstring injury he sustained in practice July 26.
(7/26/2008) Washington WR Malcolm Kelly left the morning session of Saturday's practice because of a strained right hamstring. Redskins coach Jim Zorn didn't think it was serious but did say that Kelly is unlikely to play in today's intra-squad scrimmage.
Redskins sign rookie Kelly
(7/14/2008) The Redskins signed second-round pick, WR Malcolm Kelly, on Monday, and he will receive a signing bonus of $1.655 million, reports the Washington Times. Kelly, who left Oklahoma a year early after catching 111 passes for 1,814 yards and 19 touchdowns the past two seasons, could play a critical role in the red zone for the Redskins because at 6-foot-4, he's six inches taller than incumbent starters Santana Moss and Antwaan Randle El. Washington struggled to complete passes inside the 20 the past few years to anyone other than tight end Chris Cooley or fullback Mike Sellers. "I'm looking forward to watching Malcolm develop in training camp and preseason," said Vinny Cerrato, executive vice president of the Redskins.
Redskins draft WR, TE
(4/29/2008) The Redskins made improvements to their passing game in the 2008 NFL Draft by spending their first three picks on new receiving targets. Along with WR Devin Thomas from Michigan State in the second round, Washington drafted WR Malcolm Kelly in the second round from Oklahoma and TE Fred Davis from USC in the second round. The Redskins also drafted DB Justin Tryon from Arizona State in the fourth round, DB Kareem Moore from Nicholls State in the sixth round, QB Colt Brennan from Hawaii in the sixth round, DE Rob Jackson from Kansas State in the seventh round and DB Chris Horton from UCLA in the seventh round.