The starter could change in a few days, or even after another game. For now, though, the Washington Redskins want to go with the hot hand at running back -- or, at least, the consistent one. And that means Rob Kelley, the one-time undrafted free agent, will take over for Matt Jones.
The Redskins liked what Kelley did in his one start against Cincinnati, gaining 87 yards on 21 carries. The best part about Kelley’s game was the yards after contact and the consistency. His longest run was only 16 yards, but he didn’t have any negative carries, either. In fact, of his 38 carries this season, only one has lost yards. Jones missed that game with a knee injury, but his first seven games were a mixed bag: he lost two fumbles and at times remained too indecisive, robbing him of any power after contact. Then again, he had games of 117 and 135 yards in which, as the game progressed, he ran the way Washington hoped. As the story said, this could all change, but the good news is it seems it won't be a split even though Jones will likely be involved.