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Interesting details emerge from Chad Kelly’s declined Draft Combine invite Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
OXFORD, MS - SEPTEMBER 24: Head Coach Hugh Breeze and Chad Kelly #10 of the Mississippi Rebels in the huddle on the sidelines during a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Oxford, Mississippi. The Rebels defeated the Bulldogs 45-14. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

It was revealed on Wednesday that former Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly would not be invited to the NFL Combine this year, with some reporters citing Kelly’s past off-the-field issues as the impetus behind the NFL’s move.

However, an important detail started to arise later in the day: apparently Kelly was caught off guard by the snub, as he was expected to be invited to the Combine despite an ACL injury that he suffered this season.

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What is more interesting is that Pro Football Talk is now reporting that Kelly was still on the list of Combine invites as recently as February 1.

Kelly joins Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon, Baylor wide reciever Ishamel Zamora, and Ole Miss teammate Demore’ea Stringfellow as players that have reportedly been blacklisted from this year’s Combine.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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