WATCH: John Kelly Shines In Preseason Win

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    Former Tennessee running back John Kelly shined in the Cleveland Browns second preseason game, Sunday afternoon.

    Kelly ran for a game high 58 yards on nine carries and scored one of the game’s three touchdowns in the Browns’ 17-13 win over the New York Giants.

    Kelly also added an impressive 21 yard completion, the second longest pass the Browns completed in the game.

    The powerful running back recorded 1,573 yards and 15 touchdowns in his three seasons at Tennessee. Kelly was a rare bright spot in Tennessee’s putrid 2017 season, running for 778 yards and nine touchdowns behind a struggling offensive line.

    The Los Angeles Rams drafted Kelly in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft but Kelly has failed to make a large impact in his first three professional seasons.

    Cleveland signed Kelly to its practice squad last season and while the Michigan native’s path to playing time in a Browns backfield with Nick Chubb is slim, he has put his best food forward towards making the Browns roster.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.