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Chad Kelly's popularity is continuing to grow after he threw two touchdown passes Saturday night in the Denver Broncos' 42-28 preseason loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Kelly, the former St. Joe's star, threw a 36-yard TD pass to Matt LaCosse on his first drive and then connected on a 19-yard touchdown to Phillip Lindsay. Kelly, who spent last season on injured reserve…

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Chad Kelly is not a rookie but he is making in impression at the Denver Broncos' rookie minicamp this weekend. Kelly, a nephew of Bills legend Jim Kelly and a product of St. Joseph's, was on injured reserve for his rookie season with a wrist injury suffered before the draft. The injury led him to slip in the draft and he was chosen with the last pick. A year later, h…

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Chad Kelly has been in the NFL for 10 months. And for 10 months his NFL dreams have been paused. At this time a year ago, when the top names of his draft class descended on Indianapolis and the NFL scouting combine, Kelly was encumbered by a laundry bag of red flags. The NFL had rescinded his combine invitation because of a new misbehavior policy — since terminate…

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The Broncos (2-0) visit New Era Field next Sunday. Here are five things to know about them: 1. Last game: The Broncos took care of the Cowboys at home in Week Two, limiting Ezekiel Elliot to 8 rushing yards on nine carries in a 42-17 win (box score). The game featured an hour weather delay in the first quarter, but that didn’t slow down the Broncos offense as running ba…

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After making two dozen mostly nondescript roster cuts Saturday, the Bills flipped the script Sunday with big surprises, cutting second-year running back Jonathan Williams and linebacker Gerald Hodges, as well as receiver Philly Brown. Williams was a fifth-round pick out of Arkansas who was expected to be LeSean McCoy's primary backup. His presence on the roster was thou…

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Here's a look at stories from around the league on Sunday, Sept. 3. 1. Washington's second-year safety Su’a Cravens is mulling retirement.  Cravens, 22, stunned team officials and fellow teammates Sunday morning by telling them he planned to retire. Cravens was a second-round pick in the 2016 draft and a projected starter. The Washington Post reported that team pr…

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Here's a look at stories from around the NFL on Thursday, Aug. 31. 1. Which team has the biggest home-field advantage? It can be difficult to decipher which teams see a quantifiable home-field advantage and which teams are simply good, but ESPN's Bill Barnwell undertook that task, looking at seasons back to 1990. The Bills scored well on Barnwell's list, finishing…

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Tyrod Taylor is in the NFL's concussion protocol, having slammed the back of his head off the M&T Bank Stadium turf Saturday night. That happened eight plays into the Buffalo Bills' preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. We don't yet know when he'll be back, let alone if he's a sure thing for the regular-season opener in two weeks. Taylor's injury gave rookie N…

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Chad Kelly has made his share of mistakes off the field and has had more than his share of misfortune when it comes to his health. As the Denver Broncos' rookie quarterback tries to rebound from all that caused him to go from a once highly touted NFL prospect to the very last pick of last April's draft, he is getting some advice from someone who knows all about achievin…

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Here is an actual conversation I had Monday with a Buffalo News reader. There were witnesses. Him: "Why are you guys always so negative?" Me: "We write positive stories all the time. And you'd be surprised how much backlash we get when we do." Him: "Get outta here." Me: "Fans are worn out and raw about it all. I just wrote Russ Brandon did a good job on somethi…

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WHEATFIELD – Chad Kelly slept on the basement floor Thursday night. No NFL team selected him in the first round of the NFL Draft. Although expected, he underscored his circumstance with a reminder that his pro career won't merely start from the ground up, but from the subterranean. "I wanted to feel what it was like at the bottom," Kelly said. "I could've slept in th…

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WHEATFIELD -- Chad Kelly's agonizing, three-day wait ended at 6:27 p.m. with a call from the Denver Broncos GM and Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. The former St. Joe's quarterback was selected with the final pick of the entire draft, 253rd overall and ceremonial Mr. Irrelevant. The call from Denver came about 30 seconds after Kelly stormed out of his parents' ho…

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The NFL isn't merely punishing Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly by excluding him from the NFL scouting combine. The league also is hurting the clubs who want to find out whether they should invest a draft pick in the talented-but-checkered St. Joe's alum. Kelly has had his problems along the way. Clemson dumped him. He was arrested downtown for getting into a barroom …

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 invitat…

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Chad Kelly's audition for NFL scouts is over. Kelly, the Ole Miss quarterback and NFL draft prospect who graduated from St. Joe's Collegiate Institute in 2012, suffered a severe knee injury in Saturday's win against Georgia Southern and will miss the remainder of the season. The team announced Sunday that Kelly has a torn ACL and a torn lateral meniscus in his right …