Updated: 5:23 p.m.
In addition to Kelly, the Redskins cut offensive linemen Xavier Fulton and Corey O'Daniel, defensive backs Tyrone Grant and Dante Barnes, linebacker Eric McBride, tight end Joe Torchia, kicker Clint Stitser and quarterback Ben Chappell. With injured defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins placed on the Injured Reserve list, the Redskins now have 79 players on the roster.
Updated: 3:57 p.m.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said the team cut wide receiver Malcolm Kelly Tuesday and called it “a shame” that the wideout never was able to get healthy. Shanahan said “we waived him injured.”
Shanahan confirmed that the team cut quarterback Ben Chappell and kicker Clint Stitser. The coach said the Redskins also released guard Xavier Fulton and linebacker Eric McBride.
The team put defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins on injured reserve, Shanahan said.
Shanahan praised kicker Graham Gano’s consistency through the preseason.
Shanahan declined to say which quarterback will start on Thursday
Updated: 1:59 p.m.
The Washington Redskins plan to waive oft-injured wide receiver Malcolm Kelly Tuesday afternoon, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Under Collective Bargaining Agreement rules, Kelly -- as a player released while injured -- would be added to an injured reserve list if he clears waivers, as expected. Once Kelly is physically sound in the judgement of team physicians, he would be released.
Kelly, who for his career has 28 catches for 365 yards and no touchdowns, could receive an injury settlement upon his release.
Although Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that oft-injured receiver Malcolm Kelly could return sometime this week, it appears increasingly unlikely the former second-round pick will make the team.
Kelly spent last season on I.R. after injuring his hamstring the week before training camp and suffering two setbacks that prevented him from playing in the preseason.
Selected out of Oklahoma in the second round of the 2008 draft, Kelly has seen his career sabotaged by injuries. He was limited to just five games his rookie season and played all 16 games his second year, but hasn’t been able to get on the field since.
At 6-foot-4, 226 pounds, Kelly is the biggest receiver on Washington’s roster, but the Redskins added another big target in April when they drafted Miami’s Leonard Hankerson, who is 6-foot-3 and 205 pounds, in the third round.
Also expected to be among the players released are rookie undrafted quarterback Ben Chapppell and kicker Clint Stitser, who was signed two weeks ago to compete with Graham Gano, but has not played.