New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Tuesday, July 30 that the club has signed running back Robert Kelley, wide receiver Travin Dural and terminated the contract of running back Javorius Allen and defensive back Chris Campbell.
Kelley, 6 feet 2, 229 pounds, originally was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2016 out of Tulane. The New Orleans native, who prepped at O. Perry Walker High School, has played in 24 games with 16 starts for Washington, carrying 234 times for 906 yards (3.9 avg.) with nine touchdowns and catching 16 passes for 100 yards with one touchdown. Kelley enjoyed his most productive season as a rookie in 2016, when he played in 15 games with nine starts and carried 168 times for 704 yards (4.2 avg.) with six touchdowns and caught 12 passes for 82 yards with one score as he led the team in rushing.
Dural, 6-2, 207, originally was signed as an undrafted free agent by New Orleans in 2017 out of LSU. The Breaux Bridge native was on the practice squad during the 2017 season and spent the entire 2018 season on Injured/Reserved for the Saints. Dural was a three-year starter at LSU from 2014-16 after redshirting as a freshman. He played in 46 games with 30 starts for the Tigers. He finished his collegiate career with 100 receptions for 1.716 yards and 13 touchdowns.