Malcolm Kelly’s draft status from 2008 will no longer be a crutch to bail him out of an injury plagued training camp.
Last Friday versus the Bills, other wide receivers vying for roster spots made cases for themselves. Devin Thomas had a solid game that included a 44-yard touchdown. Terrence Austin had a solid game. Anthony Armstrong had a good game as well, playing well on special teams and scoring a touchdown. Brandon Banks showed he has potential to be a special teams threat with his 77-yard punt return.
If Kelly doesn’t see the field, practice or pre-season, we might have seen the last of him in the Burgundy and Gold.
Mike Shanahan thinks that he has seen enough to make an evaluation and has all but ruled him out of Saturday’s game with the Ravens.
“After looking at him today, I really don’t know,” Shanahan said, adding that Kelly’s chances to play in Washington’s second preseason game was “very, very slim.”
Shanahan also said,
“Obviously, if you can’t practice, he can’t show me anything,” Shanahan said. “But he’s doing everything he can with his treatment to get that hamstring better.”
This is very telling, but he will need a stout performance to get back in the running.