Saints add RB Kelley, move on from Allen

Field Level Media

July 30, 2019 at 6:45 pm.

The New Orleans Saints signed running back Rob Kelley and moved on from free agent signee Buck Allen on Tuesday.

Head coach Sean Payton told reporters that Allen, who had yet to practice in training camp due to injury, would go to injured reserve. The team’s website said Allen’s contract was terminated.

Kelley, 26, worked out for the Saints on Thursday.

He impressed as an undrafted rookie out of Tulane with the Washington Redskins in 2016, collecting 704 rushing yards and six scores in 15 games (nine starts). But Kelley totaled just 202 yards and three scores in nine games while battling injury over the last two seasons.

Allen, who turns 28 later this month, signed with the Saints in May after four years with the Baltimore Ravens. He had 1,249 rushing yards and eight scores, plus 129 catches for 814 yards and six TDs, in 54 games with the Ravens.

The Saints also signed wide receiver Travin Dural and waived cornerback Chris Campbell with an injury designation.

Dural has been on and off the Saints’ roster, getting waived most recently in June, since going undrafted out of LSU in 2017.

Campbell joined the Saints’ practice squad last October. He was a sixth-round pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2018 but did not make the 53-man roster.