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Colts cut QB Kelly; TE Burton, DT Day return

Field Level Media
01 Oct 2020, 04:19 GMT+10

The Indianapolis Colts released quarterback Chad Kelly from the practice squad Wednesday while also getting tight end Trey Burton and defensive tackle Sheldon Day back to practice.

Burton (calf) and Day (knee) were put on injured reserve prior to Week 1, making them eligible to return. Coach Frank Reich said earlier this week he was hopeful Burton would be able to play in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears.

A seventh-round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 NFL Draft, Kelly has appeared in just one NFL game. The nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, the 26-year-old was better known for his off-field transgressions, which included an arrest on criminal trespassing charges and subsequent two-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

The Colts signed veteran Philip Rivers in the offseason, and Jacoby Brissett is his backup. The Colts also used a fourth-round draft pick this spring on Jacob Eason.

The Colts replaced Kelly on the practice squad with wide receiver Krishawn Hogan.

Hogan, 25, has played in 10 games with the Colts (2017) and New Orleans Saints (2019), catching one pass for four yards.

The Colts also announced that wideout Parris Campbell, already on IR with a PCL injury, underwent surgery Wednesday to repair it.

Burton, who has yet to play for the Colts, spent the past two seasons with the Bears and has 131 career receptions and 12 touchdowns in 85 games with Chicago and Philadelphia (2014-17).

Day also hasn't yet played for the Colts after 56 career games (two starts) with the Jacksonville Jaguars and San Francisco 49ers.

--Field Level Media

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