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Malcolm Kelly finally gets the boot from Redskins

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The receiver that the Redskins once envisioned as the next Andre Johnson is no longer one of the best 80 players in the organization.

The Redskins waived/injured wide receiver Malcolm Kelly on Tuesday as they trimmed the roster to 80. Kelly, who was taken with Devin Thomas in the second round of the 2008 draft, has struggled to stay healthy his entire career.   Kelly had 28 catches in three years.

Also cut: linebacker Eric McBride, offensive lineman Corey O’Daniel, kicker Clint Stitser, tight end Joe Torchia, defensive back Dante Barnes, quarterback Ben Chappell, offensive lineman Xavier Fulton, and defensive back Tyrone Grant.

 

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28 Responses to “Malcolm Kelly finally gets the boot from Redskins”
  1. bigjd says: Aug 30, 2011 6:13 PM

    Who didn’t see that coming?

  2. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Aug 30, 2011 6:15 PM

    Holy crap! Not Clint Stitser!

  3. levingibbs says: Aug 30, 2011 6:15 PM

    that sucks, I was actually hoping we’d get chance to see what he can do this season. he had some bright spots in his limited appearances.

    But god, that 2008 draft with Zorn was terrible.

  4. fink says: Aug 30, 2011 6:15 PM

    The cutting of Malcolm Kelly — the triumph of experience over hope. Finally.

  5. trbowman says: Aug 30, 2011 6:22 PM

    Shanahan handed him his walking papers. Kelly tripped on his way out the door, and he now has a broken foot.

  6. 6thsense79 says: Aug 30, 2011 6:29 PM

    Ahhh…the Vinnie Cerrato era. Gotta love it.

  7. bucks12965 says: Aug 30, 2011 6:38 PM

    They should have cut him this time last year. It was already evident that he couldn’t stay healthy.

  8. davemmm says: Aug 30, 2011 6:40 PM

    You want to blame the 2008 draft on Zorn? Really?

  9. jacksaysfu says: Aug 30, 2011 6:46 PM

    No division titles since 1999 !

    FAIL !!!

  10. xxxfixxxerxxx says: Aug 30, 2011 6:48 PM

    James Hardy, Malcolm Kelly and Limas Sweed, the tallest and biggest redzone non-threats

    The draft is really a lottery.

  11. blspears says: Aug 30, 2011 6:56 PM

    Kelly is a good guy that had bad luck. I wish him well, he made it to NFL just never could get on the field.

  12. lemmam says: Aug 30, 2011 7:01 PM

    the good thing about being cut by the redskins, you don’t have to play for that sorry sob shanahan anymore.

  13. madd5555likesthedudes says: Aug 30, 2011 7:29 PM

    New Headline should read:

    Bruce Allen gives Malcolm Kelly the ‘walking’ boot

  14. rebbel31 says: Aug 30, 2011 7:33 PM

    “Hip hip, hooray…Hip hip, Hooray”
    J.Z.

  15. tlaw21 says: Aug 30, 2011 7:35 PM

    @lemmam

    That sorry sob has more super bowl rings than you do nutzzzz

  16. thegonz13 says: Aug 30, 2011 7:41 PM

    Just suprised they didn’t him last year!

  17. wethog66 says: Aug 30, 2011 7:41 PM

    As a Skins fan I am disappointed, not sad. I am disappointed for a number of reasons.

    One, Kelly showed great potential, but could never stay healthy long enough to show it.

    Two, that 2008 second round of the NFL draft should go down as the biggest waste of 2nd round picks in NFL history. Primarily because the Skins had two 2nd round picks before pick 49 and not one of them was used on DeSean Jackson. Pick 39 went for Devin Thomas who is a complete bust and douche on top of it. And pick 48 was used on Fred ‘Sleepy” Davis who has shown potential, but he is still 2nd string. Maybe Uncle Vinny Cerrato figured Jackson would fall to pick 51, but when he didn’t that pick was used on Kelly. What a wasted opportunity.

  18. revengeofthefilthymcnasty says: Aug 30, 2011 7:41 PM

    He injured his tailbone on the way out.

  19. weneedlinemen42 says: Aug 30, 2011 8:25 PM

    Vinny Cerrato, genius. Maybe if he’d done a little bit of research beyond the fact that Kelly was big for a receiver.

    http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/10/malcolm-kellys-attitude-is-worse-than-his-40-time/

    I am convinced that mere incompetence couldn’t explain some of the choices Cerrato made. He must at the very lease have been a double agent for Jerry Jones, if not some sort cruel cosmic joke.

  20. blake110 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:24 PM

    So, the reggie remberts are all cut…?

  21. bucks12965 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:25 PM

    Hey weneedlinemen42,

    just based on your name & your well thought out post, I’m thoroughly convinced that you could to a better job than several of the G.M/owners who currently put teams together in the NFL.

  22. jigwig13 says: Aug 30, 2011 9:26 PM

    Wait I wanted this guy out of college….whew

  23. RussianBreadMaker says: Aug 30, 2011 9:32 PM

    I feel bad for him, but sometimes when your job is on the line, you have to pretend like your leg isn’t sore.

  24. skins23 says: Aug 30, 2011 11:01 PM

    So long Mr. Glass. Him and Devin Thomas were the two biggest freaking wastes of 2nd round draft picks ever. Thanks, Vinny.

  25. norcaleagles says: Aug 30, 2011 11:17 PM

    Wow he was STILL on the skins? They should have just chalked this one up as a loss a LOOOONG time ago.

  26. procre8te says: Aug 31, 2011 12:25 AM

    trbowman says:

    Shanahan handed him his walking papers. Kelly tripped on his way out the door, and he now has a broken foot.

    Dude, you just broke his solar plexus with that comment.

  27. dieseltrain says: Aug 31, 2011 12:58 AM

    Should have been cut last year.

  28. bturner032002 says: Aug 31, 2011 8:55 AM

    @wethog

    you never would have known if desean jackson would be good or not. He is a small guy. When gambling on the draft you would mostly go for the proto typical receiver. The big physical type.

    Just because jackson is really good doesn’t mean he wasn’t a bigger gamble than malcom kelly.

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