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Chad Kelly reps torqued by NFL's refusal to explain apparent combine snub

Chad Kelly's representatives are still seeking answers why the Ole Miss quarterback was not on the NFL's list of scouting combine participants Wednesday.

Duray Oubre and Vance McAllister of JPS Sports Management joined "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to explain Kelly's combine status.

McAllister claimed Kelly received from the NFL a combine invitation dated Jan. 6 and that the league arranged the St. Joe's alum's travel to Indianapolis for the annual prospects gathering in two weeks.

Kelly's reps said that as of 7 p.m. Wednesday the NFL has declined to say why he isn't on the combine list.

After the NFL's invite list was released Wednesday, three NFL general managers texted me to express their disappointment. One of the most valuable aspects of the combine is the interview gauntlet with NFL scouts and executives, a chance for Kelly to explain his various off-field problems.

Another significant element at the combine is the medical exam. Rather than have Kelly's surgically repaired knee checked there, with all 32 teams present, each club would need to go through the process individually.

Although there's no knowledge Kelly might have violated any of the NFL's policies that bar prospects from attending the combine, Oubre suggested the NFL might be trying to make an example of Kelly to appear tough on character issues. McAllister said until the NFL makes their position clear, Kelly will be in Indianapolis.

Oubre is Kelly's agent of record. McAllister, a former U.S. Representative from Louisiana, also works for JPS Sports.

Listen to the entire interview here:

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