Redskins Beat: 'More like a 60/40 split' between Matt Jones and Robert Kelley
The bigger implication of Wednesday night at running back may be in the division of carries. It seems that the offseason plan has been to give Matt Jones the vast majority of the carries, upwards of 75 percent of them. But the way that Robert Kelley ran, and the way he ran throughout the entire preseason, may prompt Jay Gruden and company to call his number more often. Jones will still get most of the rushing attempts but it may be more like a 60/40 split with Kelley and maybe Chris Thompson getting the other carries.
Related players: Rob Kelley, Chris Thompson
Kelley rushed 38 times for 198 yards (5.2 YPC) and a touchdown in the preseason. He was actually outrushed by Mack Brown (39 carries, 227 yards, 5.8 YPC, TD), though Tandler said that he doesn't see a spot for Brown on the roster. Regardless, Kelley's emergence will eat into Jones's carries, so he may not have the workload that we expected earlier in the offseason. Chris Thompson should serve as the team's primary back on third down.