Malcolm Kelly came into camp saying he was 100% and ready to go. Likewise, Brandon Banks came into camp ready to prove his rookie season was no fluke, his off the field issues were behind him, and he could contribute as a wide receiver. At the moment, both will be doing nothing at all as they are not practice this morning.
Yesterday, Malcolm Kelly suffered what appeared to be foot injury and was attended to by the staff on the field. Meanwhile, Brandon Banks has been on the sidelines not taking any work and not even having a helmet. This does not bode well for either player, who need to make their mark as the wide receiver position is primed and deep. For Kelly, the arrival of Jabar Gaffney and the drafting of Leonard Hankerson certainly impede on his chances of making the team solely because he is a big target. The fact that he also does not play special teams is another factor. In Bank’s case, he needs to show he can play offesne. Draftee Niles Paul can also return kicks and is seeing some reps at receiver. Also, not a good sign for him.
Look for these guys to move quickly or else, they will be moving to find new employment.
UPDATE: Shanahan said in a presser than Malcolm Kelly’s foot is not broken.