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Malcolm Kelly's chances Saturday: 'very, very slim'

Asked whether Malcolm Kelly will be available for Saturday's game against Baltimore, Coach Mike Shanahan pegged the wide receiver's chances as "very, very slim."

Kelly, hampered by a sore hamstring, was again relegated to sidework at Monday morning's practice, which has been his daily routine since the opening day of training camp July 29. Missing a second preseason game means that Kelly will have a very small window to impress coaches and earn a spot on the 53-man roster. And that window seems to close more with each passing day.

"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. That's all he can do. What he doesn't want to do is go out there too quick where he sets himself back [to] where he can't even practice the rest of the training camp.

"He's doing everything we ask him to do, and he'll get an opportunity, hopefully, at least in the next week, to come back full speed. I think that would be pretty safe to say, that in a week he should be able to come back."

On Sunday, Shanahan said Kelly might be ready to return to practice by Tuesday. That's no longer the case, though. In fact, Shanahan isn't certain when Kelly will be able to return to team drills.

"After looking at him today, I really don't know," Shanahan said of Kelly's return. "Like I told you, those hamstrings, one day they feel a little better than the other. There's just some tightness. He's still going 50-60 percent. I really don't know at this time."

By Rick Maese  |  August 16, 2010; 11:55 AM ET
Categories:  Malcolm Kelly , training camp , wide receivers  
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Comments

Some guys have these issues and can't shake it. To me Kelly is like Colt, down the road he may be a playa, but it's time to cut bait and move on.

Posted by: TWISI | August 16, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Oh boy.

This is NOT good.

Posted by: rachel216 | August 16, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

First....to be cut....

Posted by: jcard14 | August 16, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

To me Kelly is a lot like Colt, neither will have any impact on the NFL.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 16, 2010 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Same with his chances of making the 53..

Posted by: Stu27 | August 16, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Nice knowin' ya Malcolm!!!! N-O-T

I hear that Oakland needs more ex-Redskins...try there. No good if you can't get on the field... that's life in the NFL!

Hey, here's a novel idea: TRY PLAYING THROUGH THE PAIN. TAKE A SHOT, TAPE IT UP AND PLAY .... dammit!

Posted by: wagenstill | August 16, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

I think willie will get cut, but not that soon. My understanding is that they are taking turns playing preseason with the first team.

That means Willie starts the 3rd preseason game.......he gets cut after that

Posted by: rupertpupkin | August 16, 2010 11:56 AM | Report abuse

IMO, that's a bunch of BS right now.....you don't start a guy scrapping for a roster spot in the 3rd preseason game where you really want an extended look at your 1s. I could be wrong but I think they are hoping some injuries happen on other rosters and they can ship him somewhere for a late round draft pick this week otherwise he's gone during first cuts. Torrain and Williams are younger and looked great.

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 16, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: zjfr2 | August 16, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly's chances: 'very, very slim'
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Fixed it for ya' Ricky

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 16, 2010 12:20 PM | Report abuse

There is a reason that MK was off over half the NFL draft boards due to injury concerns.

But as usual, Vinny thought he knew something that nobody else did and here we are. A wasted second round pick.

The reps in preseason games and practices are just too valuable to keep him around much longer, and I think an injury settlement/pink slip are in Malcolm's future.

So much for the "Next Andre Johnson!"

I'd love to hear Kyle Shanahan's take on that outlandish comparison....

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | August 16, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

let's just get rid of this guy already. the dude has been injured for three years and probably has about 20 catches in his whole career. he had one good game last year and there's probably been 50 articles and RI posts about how he can never stay healthy. even back to the day he got drafted he had some sort of ailment. Now it's not his knee, it's his hamstring. Knee problems are one thing, but I think hamstring issues speak to bad conditioning. If this guy can't get himself healthy during the offseason he needs to go, now.

Posted by: notthecrochunter | August 16, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Malcolm Kelly's chances of making the Redskins' or any other NFL roster: 'very, very slim'


NOW it's fixed, matt...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 16, 2010 12:22 PM | Report abuse

Not a bad game this weekend. I happened to be in up-state New Ypork during the game and it was wierd to hear the game from the Bills perspective.

I know the Washington Media gets hammered for being "homers" but those guys were ridiculous. Everytime a play would go the Skins' way, the commentators would feezeframe and find "several examples" of things that should have been called by the Refs.

Thumbs up to Banks. Thumbs down to Thomas.

Posted by: CheyenneWY | August 16, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

There's a lot to like about MK12, but he's had injury issues 3 years out of 3.

Is he out of here? Probably.

Will another team grab him? Probably as a #5 WR after someone goes down with an injury.

One of the things people never seemed to grasp about Art Monk. Very dependable -- for 14 years -- and he went over the middle. He did miss some games with injury, but you need a ton of durability to be a good possession type WR.

Its pretty clear with Kelly -- he's getting hurt without even getting hit. Not much of a future in that.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 16, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

"Malcolm Kelly's chances Saturday: 'very, very slim'"

So he went to McNabb's "Hell Week" on the eve of camp, and came back too hurt to maximize the effort at real practices?

What a dumb azzed move that was.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 16, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey, here's a novel idea: TRY PLAYING THROUGH THE PAIN. TAKE A SHOT, TAPE IT UP AND PLAY .... dammit!

Posted by: wagenstill | August 16, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse
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One of us doesn't understand the nature of a muscle strain.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | August 16, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

wow....dude can't catch a break.....again....LET'S NOT DRAFT ANY PLAYERS WITH BAD LEGS, KNEES, FEET, OR ANY OTHER BAD ISSUES.

Posted by: impervious99 | August 16, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for Kelly. I think it's pretty much a lock that he's a flat-out bust for the Skins. The only shot he has of making this roster is if he's utterly dominant once he gets on the field and if the other young guys (the special teamers) can step up and make the older vets expendable. It's not wise to keep an unproven, injury-prone, non-special team playing WR on the roster unless he shows he's unbearably talented. Kelly isn't that guy.

Posted by: psps23 | August 16, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

So he went to McNabb's "Hell Week" on the eve of camp, and came back too hurt to maximize the effort at real practices?

What a dumb azzed move that was.

Posted by: MistaMoe | August 16, 2010 12:23 PM | Report abuse

The thing is, if he didn't go to "Hell Week" chances are he would have gotten hurt during the first couple practices at training camp. This guy can pound sand as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: notthecrochunter | August 16, 2010 12:30 PM | Report abuse

All that potential talent doesn't does us much good if he's never healthy enough to play. Gotta think about moving on.

Posted by: edvar | August 16, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Next Stop! Oakland!

With all that chemistry that MK and JC developed last season (snicker, snicker) the Zombie Skins would be a great fit for him.

Posted by: p1funk | August 16, 2010 12:32 PM | Report abuse


I guarantee you it'll be like a morgue on the Insider on September 13 after Dallas whips that a$$. I can never understand why Redskins talk so much trash but never win. Bad idea. Makes it better for me around the office though when you numbskulls pay for my lunch for a week. Momma should have taught you better!

Posted by: dallasinthedmv | August 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Kelly........Seems I remember him emphasizing that the injury occurred during Mcnabb's receiver camp, like that gave him some sort of excuse. Also recall him being involved in a controversy with a grounds keeper at his Pro-Day after running a 4.75 forty. History of knee problems, appears this guy had bust written all over him from the start. The Cerrato curse continues!

Posted by: Spanglerg | August 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Ah Moe,

Pointing out the double edged sword that is training camp.

Remember when camp was actually to practice and lear plays? When scrimages were to run through formations and guys didn't hit when it didn't count?

Yknow what else grows like the NFL season? Cancer.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 16, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Kelly........Seems I remember him emphasizing that the injury occurred during Mcnabb's receiver camp, like that gave him some sort of excuse. Also recall him being involved in a controversy with a grounds keeper at his Pro-Day after running a 4.75 forty. History of knee problems, appears this guy had bust written all over him from the start. The Cerrato curse continues!

Posted by: Spanglerg | August 16, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

"You can't make the club in the tub."

Posted by: nojunk4me | August 16, 2010 12:40 PM | Report abuse

lear=learN

...& Beeps, btw.

Posted by: DikShuttle | August 16, 2010 12:46 PM | Report abuse

You can't miss what you never had.

Kelly has never been counted on in terms of on-field production here and clearly on Friday night there are guys that are hungry to make this final roster for 2010.

While Thomas' transition has also been rocky, he is healthy and therefore the staff at least has the HOPE that he will improve steadily as he gains experience.

Kelly seemingly hasn't been healthy since the team drafted him in 2008.

Posted by: RoyHobbs4 | August 16, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

I guarantee you it'll be like a morgue on the Insider on September 13 after Dallas whips that a$$. I can never understand why Redskins talk so much trash but never win. Bad idea. Makes it better for me around the office though when you numbskulls pay for my lunch for a week. Momma should have taught you better!

Posted by: dallasinthedmv | August 16, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse


First, everyone who lives in this area knows its Dallas fans that like to fluff up their gear and call into to the radio shows locally, only to disappear and go crawling back under their rocks when they lose - imitating the form of their sad-sack front-running team that can't man up when it counts.

Second, "numbskull", you are the loser trolling on a Redskins sight talking smack. I've never been to a Brokeback blog in my life because (1) I don't give a rat's ar$e what you people say or think and (2) I would be humiliated/ashamed if my wife or kids found "cookies" on my computer linked to a Cowgirls site.

Third, we "never" win? It's 5-5 in the last 10 meetings, moron. Not that I would expect someone of your intelligence level to understand concepts like "researching facts" or "counting numbers".

Finally, you can take this post and have it for lunch - it's on me. But save some leftovers, b/c it's the only handout you'll get from me, troll.

Have a nice life, and please move to Dallas as soon as you can.

Posted by: p1funk | August 16, 2010 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Flash back to 2008...Redskin 1 lands, carrying JC and VC. They're bound for a practice field somewhere in the southern US.

JC tosses some passes to a young wr prospect with great size and hands, but that has some question marks re: speed and ability to stay healthy. Conversation on the plane during the flight home:

VC: boy, that kid has some size, eh?
JC: uh, yeah.
VC: great hands too, eh?
JC: yep.
VC: thanks for coming, JC, appreciate your input.

Later in a VA racquetball facility:

VC: Dan'o, we got a look at MK today.
DS: how'd he look?
VC: big with great hands, JC loves him.
DS: make it happen.

The rest is history. Ugly, incompetent, dumba$$ history.

Thanks guys!!

Posted by: stevek20147 | August 16, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

You can't play through a hamstring, it just damages it more.

Skip Baltimore, use the last two preseason games to make a case and good luck.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | August 16, 2010 12:49 PM | Report abuse

To me Kelly is a lot like Colt, neither will have any impact on the NFL.

Posted by: chrislarry | August 16, 2010 12:11 PM |

Hold on, Wasnt colt the guy who should have been starting over campbell all along?

Posted by: ged0386 | August 16, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Was watching Hard Knocks" last night. They (the Jets) had young LB they really liked - fast, smart, strong. The trainer pointed out that he had bad knees and he would not be able to stand up to the rigors of an NFL career. They cut the guy and moved on.

Doesn't look good for Kelly right about now...

Posted by: edvar | August 16, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

His knee issues were WELL DOCUMENTED but the 'Talent Evaluator' Vinny saw what no one else did. I saw a report that went back to Jr. High on his chronic knee issues. Why couldn't they get the same info and act accordingly on it?

I wouldn't let that donk choose a flag football team much less a NFL team.

Had he been taken in the 5th to 7th round, then been healthy, cool.

Posted by: kahlua87 | August 16, 2010 1:55 PM | Report abuse

I just don't understand how MK makes the team. I really like this guy as a player but he stays hurt too much. Shannahan should just cut him now.

Posted by: dbh30 | August 16, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I agree with kahlua87. Everyone (except Cerrato) knew Kelly was a huge injury risk in the draft. Cut him now and look for other receivers. He simply cannot stay healthy enough to play. And even when he is healthy, he hasn't shown enough to warrant more time.

Posted by: sruppert | August 16, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

Maybe the only thing to do is put MK on IR and hope he heals and down the road has another chance to show what he has...

Posted by: Dkessler1 | August 16, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

Buh bye.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | August 16, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

hate to say it Because I like M Kelly but time to CUT HIM. 3 years of injuries is enough. Some people just cant stay healthy.

CUT YOUR LOSSES

Posted by: knepp023 | August 16, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Would someone explain why M. Kelly is getting a pass that Haynesworth never got. The Redskins got absolutely nothing from Kelly, neither production nor effort.

Posted by: ShovelPlease | August 16, 2010 5:26 PM | Report abuse

MK is a washout with weak hammies. Cut him and move on.

Posted by: dbeins | August 16, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

kelly is NOT like brennan, kelly has nfl talent brennan does NOT..there are several easy ways to stretch your hamstrings but must be done every day along with drinking water and the problem is OVER not sure what kind of execersing kelly is doing but basic strecthing will fix the problem.

Posted by: wathu19 | August 16, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

An argument can be made that a crippled Kelly is as good as the other crop of washed up wide receivers on the Skins roster.

Posted by: Lazarus40 | August 16, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

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