Washington Redskins running back Rob Kelley is expected to play in Sunday’s contest against the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports.
However, Kelley — listed as questionable due to an ankle injury — will not have a full workload, according to Rapoport.
Kelley has started every game he’s been healthy enough to play, but he has missed two games with injuries.
That doesn’t come as much of a surprise, given that Kelley has seen fewer than 20 snaps in three of his last four appearances, with Chris Thompson emerging as Redskins head coach Jay Gruden’s preferred option out of the backfield. Kelley has topped 30 scrimmage yards just once in five tries this season.
Kelley and his fellow backs will be running behind a banged-up offensive line while facing a defense that has held opposing running backs to 3.0 yards per carry and 59.2 rushing yards per game in its past four contests.
The Redskins will be without guard Shawn Lauvao (stinger) and center Spencer Long (knee, knee), tackle Ty Nsekhe (core muscle), and tackle Trent Williams (knee) are all doubtful for Sunday’s contest.