The Broncos are down another quarterback.
Denver has released Chad Kelly following his arrest for trespassing earlier this week, the team announced Wednesday.
We’ve waived QB Chad Kelly.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 24, 2018
“This was a decision that we made as an organization,” general manager John Elway said in a statement. “After reviewing all the information and in talking with (coach) Vance (Joseph) and (president) Joe (Ellis), we agreed that releasing Chad was the right thing to do. Even though Chad’s no longer part of our team, we’ve offered to help him however we can and are supportive of him in every possible way.”
In addition to his release, NFL Network reported more details of Kelly’s arrest and how the team responded to the news. Prior to the arrest Kelly was involved in physical altercations with a guest at Von Miller’s party and with security while he was escorted out, the report noted.
NFL Network added: “Broncos players are not happy with Kelly. They’re upset he behaved to a level that required him to be escorted out of at a party that is meant to bring the team together and has been going on for a several years now.”
Kelly, 24, was charged with first degree trespassing and booked at the Arapahoe County Jail on Monday morning, according to a press release from Englewood, Colo., police. Kelly illegally entered a home and had to be chased out by the resident. He was later released from custody.
Kelly, who was the last player picked in the 2016 draft, hasn’t attempted a pass in the regular season. He was promoted to backup after Paxton Lynch struggled during the preseason. The Broncos released Lynch in September.