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Malcolm Kelly suffers another setback

Practicing for the first time all month, receiver Malcolm Kelly suffered a "setback" on Monday, aggravating the left hamstring injury that has kept him out almost the entire preseason.

Coach Mike Shanahan said Kelly could not complete practice on Monday and his status for this Thursday's game - and the regular season - is unclear. Shanahan said he hadn't yet spoken with Kelly but trainer Larry Hess described the injury to him as a "pretty good pull."

"Let me see how bad he is first before I start talking about our options," Shanahan said. "I really don't know how bad it is. It's definitely a setback. And once they do that I can share it with you."

Kelly first injured his hamstring the week before training camp opened and aggravated it in the team's first practice. Shanahan said Kelly had an MRI after the initial injury and sought out a second opinion on August 19, a day he was absent from practice.

Shanahan said there was no tear.

"Just a hamstring pull," he said. "Obviously it must be a lot worse than we first thought." Shanahan said Kelly returned to practice Monday because the team felt he was ready. "If we didn't think he was healthy enough, we wouldn't have practiced him," he said.

Because he has missed all three of the team's preseason games, Kelly's status with the team was a bit up in the air. Last year's Week One starter, Kelly hasn't been able to showcase himself for coaches; injuries slowed him during offseason workouts as well.

But Shanahan says he has kept players in the past who missed the preseason due to injury.

"Some guys, unfortunately have that injury they just can't overcome...," Shanahan said. "Malcolm's dealing with that right now."

By Rick Maese  |  August 30, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
Categories:  Malcolm Kelly  
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And Brandon Banks needs to go play powerball this evening...maybe today is his day...

Posted by: justmy2 | August 30, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

sheesh....i said:

[i think] DT and MK [will] make the team...based on...you got it...that apparently dirty word, "potential". obviously, imo, DT is a much safer bet to make the team. how many catches must MK have on thursday for you folks to say he should make the team? i mean, it's not like any of our receivers (other than maybe armstrong, and banks as a returner) have really "seized the day."

i emphasize that i think we've got to give these guys a chance under shanahan&shanahan coaching. remember they've been laboring under less-than-ideal coaching for their whole pro careers. MK has been injured for all of camp...so...shanahan&shanahan haven't had much chance to "coach him up".

nonetheless, if shanahan&shanahan decide they've seen enough of MK and cut him, it would be disappointing, but i'd trust they're more knowledgeable than i, and interested in the same thing: the best redskins possible.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | August 30, 2010 12:55 PM
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uh....nevermind.

i predict MK will not make the team... and i predict the sun will rise tomorrow...

so does anybody know the IR rules? is there a limit to the number of players a team can put on IR?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | August 30, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Bye.

Posted by: wahoo2x | August 30, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

He's done.

Bye bye

Another draft pick down in the dumps.....

Chalk this up right under brandon lloyd

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 30, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

Wait, did someone claim Jarmon was on the bubble?

Posted by: alex35332 | August 30, 2010 2:04 PM

I did. He's been playing only in the 4th quarter the last two games. He hasn't had a good camp by most accounts. Given Shanny's statement about not holding onto draft picks that he doesn't forsee helping the team, I'd say Jarmon is on the bubble. The question with Jarmon is that since he's gone through so much body change this off season, while rehabbing an injury, will he be of some help to the team on he's comfortable playing at his new weight and his knee strenghtens? We shall see what Shanny thinks soon enough.

Posted by: TWISI | August 30, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | August 30, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

I've been more impressed with Henson than Blades so far this preseason.

Henson has a sack, forced fumble and at least 3 or 4 solo special teams tackles. Blades just doesn't make enough plays for my taste.

Posted by: elfreako | August 30, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly is finished how in the hell do you even draft this kid out of college??

They literally had to help him from the field his hammy wasnt torn last time but it is now

Posted by: TimmySmith36 | August 30, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

TWISI,

Well if we can get a trade for some 6th round FB. We should be able to get a good trade for a highly drafted DE.

Seems like a net loss to me, but when rebuilding a team your just looking to get everything in the net.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 30, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

MR. GLASS STRIKES AGAIN.

Posted by: Bigfoot_has_a_posse | August 30, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

I've been more impressed with Henson than Blades so far this preseason.

Henson has a sack, forced fumble and at least 3 or 4 solo special teams tackles. Blades just doesn't make enough plays for my taste.

Posted by: elfreako | August 30, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

I with you on that one as well. I have Henson beating out HB for the last LB spot.

Posted by: TWISI | August 30, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

See ya MK. I'd like to say it's been fun but let's be honest...it hasn't been anything.

Posted by: VaBroker | August 30, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

This is just a prelude to the PUP! (Physically Unable to Perform list)

He'll miss the first 6 weeks and the 'Skins don't have to cut him.

Posted by: filmchis | August 30, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

Buh-bye!

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 30, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

about this D Morris trade at least they got something for a player that was going to be cut, just like they traded Doug Dutch, who got cut by the ravens btw.

Posted by: nfcBEaST | August 30, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

he is not a candidate for the PUP sorry

Posted by: TimmySmith36 | August 30, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

Chalk this up right under brandon lloyd

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | August 30, 2010 2:18 PM |

Brandon - Brandon is now a starting WR for the Broncs. How about them apples?

Posted by: GasFace | August 30, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

DARN! MK we hardly knew Ye'.....

Posted by: cocodc1 | August 30, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

My question is whether any of the other WR that they want to keep would stay on the practice squad if the team put them on there? If the answer is yes, then you can stash MK for a while and see if he can get healthy this season. If he can't play in a month or 6 weeks, then we call up the practice squad guy. If this isn't possible, they may just IR Kelly and see if he can play next year. Shanahan hasn't ruled out keeping the kid on the roster, however pitiful his hammys are.

Posted by: JesusFreakKaren | August 30, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Per my advice, MK is faking this to avoid those annoying training camp practices.

Posted by: Albert_Haynesworth | August 30, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

God F'CKING DAMMIT. I think Malcolm Kelley is inbred, that is the only reason a hammy could be so fragile that it tears like tissue paper every time he stands up.
I went to the mat defending this dude when everyone attacked him; I had no idea his hammy is made of salt water taffy.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Much like the Titanic did on April 14, 1912.

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 30, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie "The Hemorrhoid" Cerrato strikes again.

Posted by: getitritegov | August 30, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I had no idea his hammy is made of salt water taffy.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 2:42 PM

Salt water taffy would be an upgrade over whatever he has in them legs

Posted by: PlayAction | August 30, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

not sure what method the Skins get rid of Kelly by ... whether its settlement, cut, etc. Whatever is the lowest cost. He's not going on IR.

Liked a lot about the guy, but if he can't stay healthy, what is the point? He didn't blow people away when he was out there last year.

I think we all saw this train wreck coming.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 30, 2010 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Is there such as thing as a hamstring transplant? I mean, every team should be able to scrap one player for parts...hmmm,lets say...Joey Galloway? He would get some of Mk's money given that it would be Kelloway catching the passes, and ole joey would extend his career.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

WTF!

More importantly what are the chances McNabb plays week 1?

My vote: 99%

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 30, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

I expect the team will give Kelly a 1 day Metro pass in the near future, wonder if he'll wind up with a BART pass (Oakland) down the road.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 30, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

PUP - 6 weeks in the can. They don't have to s*** can him yet.

BTW - one of the only things that Matt Millen ever said that was semi-smart: "Potential will get you fired" - and he would know drafting all those receivers in the top 10!!

Posted by: JoelV | August 30, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

I think we all saw this train wreck coming.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 30, 2010 2:48 PM

I think I was actually looking forward to this train wreck. Please get someone in there that will actually play and make plays when he's in there.

Posted by: Keiser | August 30, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Brandon - Brandon is now a starting WR for the Broncs. How about them apples?

Posted by: GasFace | August 30, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

And what's really messed up is that he looked good last night.

Posted by: iH8dallas | August 30, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

ESPN's Matt Mosley's John McEnroe moment:

Shanahan can't be serious about McNabb

Posted by: GasFace | August 30, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

Is there such as thing as a hamstring transplant? I mean, every team should be able to scrap one player for parts...hmmm,lets say...Joey Galloway? He would get some of Mk's money given that it would be Kelloway catching the passes, and ole joey would extend his career.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 2:50 PM

Not sure if the current CBA addresses this...but it sounds like a good idea to me.

Posted by: PlayAction | August 30, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Kelly could get injured doing a desk job.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 30, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

monkeymayo

"...is Andre Carter on the trading block soon? Someone, due to either injury or poor performance, will need a 4-3 pass rusher soon..."

He has a 'no-trade' clause wants to be a redskin.

So moving AC would be rather difficult.

Thing is, he does have value in a 4-3 defensive system.

And if you are going to negotiate a move, now would be the time as you're operating prior to his spending a season underperforming as a OLB.

Still, an advantage we have with AC is that we can 'flip' into a 4-3 front to maximize his pass rushing skills.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 30, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Is there such as thing as a hamstring transplant?

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 2:50 PM

No, but there's Dr. Galea. His work with Moss has done wonders for his hammy.

Posted by: TWISI | August 30, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

PUP - 6 weeks in the can. They don't have to s*** can him yet.

BTW - one of the only things that Matt Millen ever said that was semi-smart: "Potential will get you fired" - and he would know drafting all those receivers in the top 10!!

Posted by: JoelV | August 30, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

What about IR?

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 30, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

With all of the other teams going through their cut drills this week, I'm going to guess there are at least a dozen other healtheir and better WRs out there just waiting for an opportunity to play.

Sorry MK, but we've wasted enough time and effort on you.

Posted by: Vic1 | August 30, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Vinnie "The Hemorrhoid" Cerrato strikes again.

Posted by: getitritegov

Yea, we passed up Desean Jackson for our 3rd year underachievers because we wanted tall receivers who would fit into the fantastic Zorn WC. This is exactly the problem with having people run the organization who don't know football or what a players real value is. Desean can run like a cheetah, sure he's dumb, but he is five times better than mk and dt combined. Burn in hell Vinny; this development with mk's apparently significant injury is major setback this season from what we could have had. I saw Mk as someone we could have used like Ed McCaffrey, but ill-health screwed it. All the warning signs were their with Mk, and vinny's greaseball azz had to take him anyway.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

With all of the other teams going through their cut drills this week, I'm going to guess there will be least a dozen other healthier and better WRs out there just waiting for an opportunity to play.

Sorry MK, but we've wasted enough time and effort on you.

Posted by: Vic1 | August 30, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Kelly could get injured doing a desk job.

Posted by: alex35332 | August 30, 2010 2:57 PM

"That dim light is a B!tch..."

Posted by: Rypien11 | August 30, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

In preseason two years ago Cerrato claimed that you can judge a draft for a couple years. We may cut D. Thomas, Kelly, Reinhardt, Tryon. Two 2nd round picks, a 3rd and a 4th. No wonder they used to trade their draft picks away.... So glad we got Shanahan and Bruce Allen now....

Posted by: BarackObama | August 30, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

What about IR?

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 30, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse


If you're put on IR, you're out for the season.

Posted by: stwasm | August 30, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

Is there such as thing as a hamstring transplant?

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 2:50 PM |

No. But with the advent of stem cell biology we now have Tommy John hammie surgery - they regrow the hammie and then surgically attach it to the knee.

Posted by: GasFace | August 30, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

is there a limit to the number of players a team can put on IR?

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | August 30, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

In a startling development at Redskins park there was a false alarm today in Ashburn. It was chaos in the morning. Asked what happened Lorenzo Alexander quoted that it sounded like someone just started shooting and everyone just kind of hit the ground and scrambling for cover.

After the loud noise stopped it was discovered that in fact it was not a shooting at all but Malcom Kelly's knee's and hamstrings popping all at the same time. Malcom Kelly was not available for comment for this post but was seen crawling off the field.

More on this story later

Posted by: GreatOne1 | August 30, 2010 11:52 AM


HAHA I posted earlier and no one believed me, I told you he blew his hammy out

Posted by: GreatOne1 | August 30, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

It sounds as if Kelly STILL makes the team...

And all of the haters will (quietly) be glad he didn't get cut we back then in the preseason.....

Book it!

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 30, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

monkeymayo

"...is Andre Carter on the trading block soon? Someone, due to either injury or poor performance, will need a 4-3 pass rusher soon..."

He has a 'no-trade' clause wants to be a redskin.

So moving AC would be rather difficult.

Thing is, he does have value in a 4-3 defensive system.

And if you are going to negotiate a move, now would be the time as you're operating prior to his spending a season underperforming as a OLB.

Still, an advantage we have with AC is that we can 'flip' into a 4-3 front to maximize his pass rushing skills.

Posted by: MistaMoe

Yes, we've heard of the no-trade clause. All AC has to do is waive it in order for a trade to go through. If AC isn't getting any or limited playing time it would be in his best interests to got to a 4-3 team. If we could swing a good deal to a desperate team, such as the skins in the jason taylor trade, we could get a 3rd rnder out of him and be cultivating his replacement with no net loss.

On another note...
F'ck you Vinny, go suck AH's d'ck!

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

No. But with the advent of stem cell biology we now have Tommy John hammie surgery - they regrow the hammie and then surgically attach it to the knee.

Posted by: GasFace

Ok, perhaps we should take vinny's hamstring anyway...just in case.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

"f AC isn't getting any or limited playing time it would be in his best interests to got to a 4-3 team."


That's:

Tenn
Minn
Tampa
Detriot
Carolina
Nawlins
Seattle
San Fran
KC
Cincy


Am I wrong or missing anybody?

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 30, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | August 30, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

Yea, we passed up Desean Jackson for our 3rd year underachievers because we wanted tall receivers who would fit into the fantastic Zorn WC. This is exactly the problem with having people run the organization who don't know football or what a players real value is. Desean can run like a cheetah, sure he's dumb, but he is five times better than mk and dt combined. Burn in hell Vinny; this development with mk's apparently significant injury is major setback this season from what we could have had...

Posted by: monkeymayonaise
~~
It's an old saying Monk-those that don't learn from history....
Two words-Michael Westbrook.
When I was a teenager hearing GMs say "we're picking the best player available-regardless of position" used to irritate me,especially when the team had a glaring weakness. But, I get it know-choosing the best available players means your franchise will be less likely to "reach" for a guy. Malcolm Kelly was a reach-if I read/hear one more comment about his size I'm going postal.

Every small receiver we've had in the last 15 years has had more success than any big receiver we've had on the team. That's enough reason to hate Cerrato-this nut looked right pass the failures that were Westbrook, Gardner$Jacobs and the successes that were Connell,Coles & Moss and drafted an injured, nothing special WR because his size. Yikes.
Then when we get guys with some promise (McCants,Mitchell),they're on a short leash because they weren't high draft picks.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 30, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

IR?

Posted by: COskins | August 30, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Just PUP the guy. In 6 weeks Galloway and Moss will probably both be hobbling and we'll need whatever help we can get.

Posted by: Redskinrex | August 30, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

...Now having said that, DeAngelo Hall pointed out last week that Kelly's injury was wayyyy more serious than the franchise was letting on. I have no reason to disbelieve him, so with that being the case, Kelly has taken it up the rear in the court of public opinion. This how teams always come out smelling like a rose-downplay a serious injury to a player,thereby stoking the resentments of fans-who "just can't believe" this guy can't stay healthy. So, if they have to cut him-fine it's his fault for being injury-prone-not the team's for alternately rushing him back too soon or not telling the truth as to the extent of his injury.

Posted by: ArmchairGM | August 30, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Cut Kelly and move on. What did we get for Dennis Morris?

Posted by: rmcpks73 | August 30, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

A player is not allowed to be placed on the PUP list if they start training camp on the active roster.

Posted by: csh2000 | August 30, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

sheesh..okay..put him on the practice squad now.....

we cant have a roster spot for a dude that cant stay healthy..

Posted by: impervious99 | August 30, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

What about IR?

Posted by: BrooklynSkins

What about not.

Posted by: wireman65 | August 30, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Please Keep Jarmon!! Please! The man is going to be a beast! Let the man play and he will show you what he can do!! Time to let Kelly find enployment somewhere else!
PLEASE KEEP JARMON!!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 30, 2010 5:32 PM | Report abuse

great pick Vinny, no way you could have known Kelly would have these injury problems coming out of college.

OH WAIT, he had them in college and that's exactly why he was available in the 2nd round.

you suck vinny

Posted by: divi3 | August 30, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

WTF, It is a sad day when we let D-Mo get out of town! The man has got talent!

Posted by: vexed50verizonnet | August 30, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

The fact that vinnie signed this guy with known hamstring problems would be enough for me to just cut him...he has a HISTORY...Not just a one time hamstring injury....key word is HISTORY, people,...listen to it...

If your husband has a HISTORY of alcoholism, drug abuse, etc....see where I'm coming from......

At some point we need to learn from the past...or what is that saying?????

Posted by: pentagon40 | August 30, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Vinny. Gone, but not forgotten.

Posted by: jburnetti | August 30, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

When I think of Malcolm Kelly, I can't help but think of an episode of the Simpsons:

(Homer quits his job at the Kwik-E-Mart)
Apu: "He slept, he stole, he was rude to the customers. Still, there goes the best damned employee a convenience store ever had."

Re: Kelley ... He's slow. He runs bad routes. He's always injured. Still, there goes the best receiver the Redskins have ever had!

Posted by: Jenners | August 30, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

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