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Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:24:20 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the release of LB Jeff Kelly.
Tue, 03 Jun 2003 15:16:31 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced the signing of free agent LB Jeff Kelly (Falcons). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 15 Sep 2002 04:13:57 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have released LB Jeff Kelly.
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 11:37:06 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution report Atlanta Falcons LBs Mark Simoneau, John Holecek, Chris Draft and Jeff Kelly are competing at the strongside/inside linebacker spot.
Tue, 11 Jun 2002 16:16:59 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons long snappers Jeff Kelly and Curt Lessman split duties during special teams drills.
Fri, 31 May 2002 19:44:58 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN one week after releasing LB Jeff Kelly, the Atlanta Falcons have re-signed him. The Falcons released Kelly by withdrawing their $563,000 tender offer last week. He was approached by three teams. The Falcons then re-signed Kelly at the $563,000 salary, but if he suffers a season-ending injury, his salary would drop to $200,000.
Sat, 25 May 2002 19:53:38 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN the Atlanta Falcons withdrew their one-year, $563,000 tender offer to LB Jeff Kelly making him an unrestricted free agent. They feel he doesn't fit in their new 3-4 scheme.
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:53:13 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons have tendered one-year deals to exclusive rights free agents: WR Mareno Philyaw, PK Jay Feely, LS Derek Rackley, QB Doug Johnson, OT Dave Kadela, DT Ron Moore and S Corey Hall. The team also tendered one-year offers to restricted free agents: C Todd McClure, LB Chris Draft and LB Jeff Kelly.
Thu, 14 Feb 2002 09:17:30 -0800
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Atlanta Falcons could tender offers to some of their free agents as early as Thursday. They likely will tender one-year offers for about $563,000 to LBs Chris Draft and Jeff Kelly and C Todd McClure. If some other team wanted to sign one of them, the Falcons could match the offer or the other team would owe the Falcons compensation in the form of draft picks.
Sun, 02 Sep 2001 12:57:57 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports the team has released WR Eugene Baker, FB Kevin McLeod, TE Dallas Neil, PK Jake Arians, DT Ron Moore, T/G Wes Shivers and T Paul Snellings, and rookies DE Randy Garner, S Corey Hall and WR Shawn Mills. They reached an injury settlement with CB Elijah Williams and waived/injured LB Corey Atkins. They also placed LB Jeff Kelly on injured reserve. Of course as previously reported, they released QB Eric Zeier to get to the 53-man roster limit.
Fri, 31 Aug 2001 13:36:24 -0700
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons LB Keith Brooking will be given a shot to take over recently retired Jessie Tuggle's position at middle linebacker. Other prospects that may get a look are Mark Simoneau, Jeff Kelly and Henri Crockett.
Thu, 30 Aug 2001 06:07:56 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons LBs Jeff Kelly (knee) and Corey Atkins (knee) along with CB Elijah Williams (knee) missed practice on Wednesday. Williams, who has a partially torn lateral collateral ligament in his right knee. He is expected to be out at least three more weeks. That may hurt his ability to survive the final cuts. FS Ronnie Bradford (tendinitis) and reserve CB Darrick Vaughn (sprained ankle) both practiced on Wednesday.
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 05:46:35 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons CB Elijah Williams was not at practice Tuesday because he was getting an MRI on his sprained right knee. LB Jeff Kelly ran but again missed practice to rest a sprained right knee. PK Jake Arians (hip flexor) worked on his kickoffs. Arians is expected to take kickoffs and field goals Friday. He is still battling Jay Feely for the place-kicking job. Coach Dan Reeves said it would tough to keep both, one for kickoffs and one for FGs.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 15:12:20 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons LB Jeff Kelly (knee), WR Shawn Mills (sprained neck), Corey Atkins (knee), TE Jevaris Johnson (knee), LB Trey Merkens (knee) and CB Elijah Williams (knee) missed practice Tuesday. Williams' return will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
Wed, 08 Aug 2001 14:46:22 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons LB Corey Atkins (knee), TE Jevaris Johnson (knee), K Jake Arians (groin) and LB Mark Simoneau (foot) and OL Anthony Redmon (knee) remained out of action today. Arians and Simoneau could return to practice tommorow and Redmon could return next week. CB Darrick Vaughn left practice with a sprained left ankle. LB Jeff Kelly (knee) and T Wes Shivers (neck) returned to practice today. T Michael Thompson was forced to sit out of practice after having an allergic reaction to a bee sting to a bee sting before practice.
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 17:50:17 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports LB Jessie Tuggle (thumb) and RB Rodney Thomas (ankle) both returned to practice today. The team suffered multiple injuries last Friday against the Steelers inclduing: PK Jake Arians (groin), QB Doug Johnson (back), CB Elijah Williams (hamstring), LB Trey Merkens (ankle, knee), CB Darrick Vaughn (jaw), T Ephraim Salaam (knee), C Todd McClure (back), LB Artie Ulmer (hamstring), LB Henri Crockett (hip) and DE Chuck Wiley (hamstring). Arians, Johnson and Merkens were not able to practice today. LB Jeff Kelly was held out in the afternoon to rest his right knee. T Wes Shivers sprained his neck in the morning practice and was held out of action in the afternoon practice.
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 06:18:18 -0700
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports Atlanta Falcons LB Jessie Tuggle has a thumb injury that could sideline him for three to four weeks. He was able to finish practice on Saturday, despite spraining his left thumb. Exact details were not available, but ligament damage is suspected and could require surgery to insert a pin in the joint, team spokesman Aaron Salkin said. If he can't practice, Mark Simoneau and Jeff Kelly will compete at middle linebacker.
Mon, 28 Jun 1999 10:10:00 -0700
ESPN reports that the Falcons have signed LB Jeff Kelly, their sixth-round pick from Kansas State to an undisclosed contract.