NFL injury updates, latest league news from Tuesday, Dec. 14

The Indianapolis Colts are welcoming a key member of their offensive line back into the fold in Week 15.

The team announced Tuesday that center Ryan Kelly has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Kelly, who was placed on the list on Dec. 4, told reporters he dealt with mild symptoms for a few days while in protocol but is “feeling good” now.

The 28-year-old former first rounder has been a fixture on the Colts’ O-line since joining the club in 2016. He’s started 12 of Indy’s 13 games this season with his lone DNP coming in Week 13 as result of his COVID-list designation.

With their bye week now behind them, the Colts can continue their preparation for a pivotal Saturday night showdown against the 9-4 Patriots with Kelly’s stout presence back in the lineup.

The matchup will air exclusively on NFL Network at 8:15 p.m. ET.


  • The Cleveland Browns placed the following players on the reserve/COVID-19 list: receiver Jarvis Landry, tight end Austin Hooper, offensive linemen Drew Forbes, Wyatt Teller and Jedrick Wills, and defensive end Takkarist McKinley. Practice squad receiver JoJo Natson and tight end Ross Travis were also placed on the list.
  • Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said defensive lineman Chris Jones will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. With Kansas City playing the Chargers on Thursday, Jones’ availability for Week 15 is now in doubt.

Roster moves

  • The Cleveland Browns signed receiver Ja’Marcus Bradley to the practice squad.
  • The Washington Football Team signed linebacker Nate Orchard off the Packers’ practice squad and signed defensive tackle Hercules Mata'afa to the practice squad.

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