Redskins RB Rob Kelley is close to making his dream of playing in the NFL a reality. The talented rookie has had an impressive preseason and has a good shot at seeing his name on the Redskins 53-man roster when it is announced Saturday.
“I think I’ll sweat it out ‘till it happens,” Kelley said. “You can never be sure. At the end of the day, it’s still a business, so you never know what’s going on upstairs. But I think I did pretty well, but I’m not going to run with it until it happens.”
Kelley was Washington’s most consistent running back in this preseason, finishing with 198 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries – good for an average of 5.2 yards per carry.
Kelley could even jump right into a key role as it would appear he's the team's RB3. With Matt Jones already banged up a little from the preseason, Kelley is an injury away from a possible significant workload. Chris Thompson is more of a third down back and a change of pace and Keith Marshall could also be a factor, but Kelley seems to be the early leader for the RB3 slot.