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Kelly among Redskins’ first round of cuts
Question of the Day
Kelly, a second-round (51st overall) draft pick in 2008, had not practiced with the team since Aug. 4. His right foot was sore, but two rounds of X-rays and MRIs did not show significant structural damage.
It was the latest in a string of injuries that limited him to 21 of 48 possible games since he was drafted.
“That’s a situation where you train and train and do as much as you can and then you just come out and - I don’t know,” Kelly said after practice. “When I hurt my foot, I think it was almost like, ‘All right, whatever.’ I got upset about it a little bit, but it’s like, shoot, maybe it just is what it is.”
Kelly, 24, played only five games as a rookie because of knee issues, and he had microfracture surgery after that season.
He missed all of last season on injured reserve because of a hamstring injury he aggravated on the first day of training camp. Coach Mike Shanahan later lamented not starting camp with Kelly on the physically unable to perform list.
Kelly had 28 catches for 365 yards and no touchdowns as a Redskin. He wants his foot to heal before he decides his next move, but he might consider retiring.
“As much as I love this thing, I’m not going to go out here and kill myself,” he said. “It’s one thing to have one injury, man, but to have as many as I’ve had, it’s to the point where it is what it is.”
Kelly’s departure leaves only four of the Redskins‘ 10 draft picks from 2008 still on the team: tight end Fred Davis (second round), safeties Kareem Moore (sixth) and Chris Horton (seventh) and linebacker Rob Jackson (seventh).
The Redskins also waived quarterback Ben Chappell, linebacker Eric McBride, kicker Clint Stitser, offensive linemen Xavier Fulton and Corey O’Daniel, tight end Joe Torchia (Virginia) and defensive backs Tyrone Grant and Dante Barnes.
Big move for Bowen family
The end of the preseason brings good news for defensive end Stephen Bowen. His wife, 1-year-old daughter and hospitalized newborn son are soon relocating from Dallas to Northern Virginia.
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