John Kelly

26-Year-Old Running BackRB
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Kelly spent most of the 2022 season on the Browns' practice squad, and the team signed him to a reserve/future contract for what is expected to be a similar role this season. He's been active five times in two seasons with the Browns and mostly played special teams. In theory, with Kareem Hunt and D'Ernest Johnson out of the picture, Kelly could open the season on the active roster, sitting fourth on the depth chart. There's also a chance Cleveland gets by with their rostered backs for OTAs before reassessing the running back room leading up to training camp. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Browns in January of 2023.
Clings with Cleveland
RBCleveland Browns
January 9, 2023
Kelly signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Kelly spent the entirety of the 2022 campaign on Cleveland's practice squad before being elevated prior to the Week 17 win against Washington. The running back wound up exclusively playing on special teams during this contest, and he's now totaled five carries over the past four seasons. Kelly will look to carve out a larger role with the Browns this offseason.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do John Kelly's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* The 40-Yard Dash, and Shuttle Time metrics are from his Pro Day. All others are from the NFL Combine.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash*
4.64 sec
 
Shuttle Time*
4.22 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Despite offseason praise from head coach Sean McVay, Kelly is likely going to be hard pressed to receive meaningful opportunities for the Rams again in 2020. Los Angeles selected running back Cam Akers in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, and the Rams still have veteran Malcolm Brown and last year's third-round selection Darrell Henderson on roster. As it stands, Kelly is fourth on the running back depth chart, and it will likely take an injury for Kelly to gain fantasy value this year.
It was a quiet NFL debut for Kelly, as he was limited to just 27 carries and three targets over 50 offensive snaps during the final four games of the regular season. It's also telling that the organization brought in C.J. Anderson last year when Todd Gurley suffered a knee injury, and then Los Angeles traded up to select Darrell Henderson in the third round this spring. Additionally, Kelly only played 30 snaps on special teams, so his current fantasy outlook appears bleak.
Kelly (5-9, 216 pounds) comes out of Tennessee having proved capable as an every-down back who can both run through the tackles and wiggle downfield for passes. Falling to the sixth round in one of the deepest class of running backs we've seen in years, his pedigree simply doesn't reflect his skill level. With that said, opportunity is king, and there likely won't be much work leftover in Los Angeles as long as he's No. 3 on the depth chart behind 2017 All-Pro Todd Gurley and incumbent No. 2 Malcolm Brown. Kelly is thus best left on the waiver wire, but keep him in mind in case the injury bug bites the Rams backfield.
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Returns to practice squad
RBFree Agent
January 2, 2023
Kelly reverted to the Browns' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.
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Up on active roster
RBCleveland Browns
December 31, 2022
Kelly was elevated from the Browns' practice squad Saturday.
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Added to Browns' practice squad
RBFree Agent
August 31, 2022
Kelly was signed to the Browns' practice squad Wednesday.
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Cut by Cleveland
RBFree Agent
August 30, 2022
The Browns waived Kelly on Tuesday, Anthony Poisal of the team's official site reports.
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Leading rusher Sunday
RBCleveland Browns
August 21, 2022
Kelly had 14 carries for 66 yards, including a six-yard touchdown run, in Sunday's preseason game against the Eagles.
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