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Colts Come to Terms with Quarterback Chad Kelly

The Colts have a new quarterback, coming to terms with quarterback Chad Kelly, the nephew of Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly.

The team today announced the signing of free agent Chad Kelly, who recently tried out for the team during its rookie minicamp. In a corresponding move, the Colts waived defensive tackle Jordan Thompson.

Kelly, 25, was a seventh-round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss, where he was a second-team All-SEC selection in 2015 after completing 298-of-458 passing attempts (65.1 percent) for 4,042 yards with 31 touchdowns to 13 interceptions.

He was once again a second-team All-SEC selection as a senior, despite the fact he suffered a season-ending knee injury in November of that year; he connected on 205-of-328 passes (62.5 percent) for 2,758 yards with 19 touchdowns to eight interceptions in nine games.

 


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