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John Kelly | Browns RB

Date of Birth:  10/04/1996
Age:  25
Height  5'10"
Weight:   216
College:  Tennessee
Drafted:  2018 | Round 6 | Pick 176
Depth Chart:  4th string

John Kelly | Browns RB


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John Kelly | Browns RB

The Browns elevated John Kelly from the practice squad.

Kareem Hunt (calf) is officially headed to injured reserve, and Kelly will take his roster spot. With Nick Chubb (calf) uncertain for Thursday night, there's a chance Kelly gets some work against the Broncos in Week 7.

John Kelly | Browns RB

The Rams have waived John Kelly.

Kelly was at one point grouped in with Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson, and Malcolm Brown when Sean McVay discussed the running backs this summer, but he didn't end up making the team and could either sign elsewhere or return on the practice squad. This move could be good news for the status of Henderson (hamstring) in Week 1.

John Kelly | Browns RB

The Rams waived John Kelly.

Kelly is being waived to make room for Nsimba Walker being promoted to the active roster. If Kelly goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll likely soon return to the Rams, either on the practice squad or active roster.

John Kelly | Browns RB

The Rams promoted John Kelly to the active roster.

With Todd Gurley (thigh bruise) likely out for tomorrow's game against the 49ers, Kelly is set to work behind Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson in LA's backfield for Week 6. Kelly is not a highly recommended fantasy pickup at the moment.

John Kelly | Browns RB

The Rams have released John Kelly.

Los Angeles has Malcolm Brown and third-rounder Darrell Henderson locked in behind Todd Gurley, so Kelly would have needed them to keep four backs to have a shot of sticking around. He could potentially land elsewhere as someone's No. 3 runner.

John Kelly | Browns RB

John Kelly gets 16 touches against the Niners.

Kelly carried 15 times for 30 yards along with one reception for 18 yards in the Rams' Week 17 victory. Kelly's rookie regular season ends with 27 carries for 74 yards and two receptions for 27 yards. He'll be the Rams' No. 3 running back in the postseason, assuming Todd Gurley is ready to go.

John Kelly | Browns RB

John Kelly handles 11 touches in win over the Cardinals.

Kelly rushed ten times for 40 yards, also adding a nine-yard reception. The rookie played well, but veteran C.J. Anderson (20 carries for 167 yards and a touchdown) was the clear lead back with Todd Gurley (knee) inactive, which means Kelly is highly unlikely to return value in redraft leagues to close out the regular season. Los Angeles can lock up the No. 2 seed next week against San Francisco.

John Kelly | Browns RB

John Kelly rushed twice for four yards in Week 15 loss.

The touches were the first of Kelly's career, as he saw playing time in the second half with Todd Gurley (knee) getting some series off. The rookie can stay on the waiver wire barring a surprise absence from Gurley in Week 16.

John Kelly | Browns RB

John Kelly is inactive for the Rams.

Kelly wasn't on the injury report, so this appears to be a healthy scratch for the sixth-round rookie. Malcolm Brown will back up Todd Gurley, who is expected to have a massive workload to open the year.

John Kelly | Browns RB

Rams rookie running back John Kelly pled guilty to misdemeanor marijuana possession, according to NFL.com.

This is from an incident dating back to October, when Kelly was still in college with Tennessee. Crazier things have happened and it's possible the NFL decides to discipline Kelly for the incident, but we doubt it.

John Kelly | Browns RB

The Rams have selected Tennessee running back John Kelly with the 176th pick (sixth round) of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Kelly had a lot of supporters in the pre-draft process, with some thinking he should be a Day 2 pick, but this is a better value for him. The Tennessee product is an all-around back that can do damage as a receiver, but there are concerns about his athleticism and long speed at the next level. Still, there is a chance he wins the backup job behind Todd Gurley this season, which would make him a quality handcuff in Sean McVay's offense.