Saints Signing RB Jacquizz Rodgers, Waive RB Rob Kelley

Saints HC Sean Payton announced that the team has signed RB Jacquizz Rodgers to their training camp roster and waived RB Rob Kelley to make room for him, per Larry Holder

Rodgers, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Falcons back in 2011. After playing out his rookie deal with the Falcons, the Bears signed him to a contract in 2015.

Chicago elected to bring Rodgers back on a one-year deal back in March of 2016, only to cut him loose at the start of the regular season. The Buccaneers signed him to a contract just a week later.

He finished his two-year deal with Tampa Bay, making him an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

This is the first reported interest in Rodgers since the market opened. 

In 2018, Rodgers appeared all 16 games for the Buccaneers and recorded 33 rushing attempts for 106 yards and one touchdown to go along with 38 receptions for 304 yards receiving and no touchdowns. 

Kelley, 26, wound up signing on with the Redskins as an undrafted free agent out of Tulane back in 2016. He played out the third year of his three-year, $1.62 million contract and made a base salary of $630,000 for the 2018 season.

Kelley was in line to be a restricted free agent this offseason, but the Redskins declined to tender him an offer. 

The Saints signed him to a contract last week, making his stint in New Orleans short-lived. 

In 2018, Kelley appeared in two games and rushed for eight yards on two carries.

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