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NFL Insiders Confused By Chad Kelly's Combine Snub

Chad Kelly scrambles to try to score for Ole Miss.

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The Ole Miss quarterback was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

The NFL released last week its full list of participants for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

Ole Miss' Chad Kelly, one of the best quarterbacks in college football in recent seasons, was not on the list.

This is puzzling.

Kelly was officially not invited due to "off the field" issues - and he's had those - but not that scream he shouldn't be invited.

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller took a deeper dive into the situation and he still came away confused.

The tangled mess of the Kelly situation requires more than a passing line in a Scouting Notebook column. Because this is a mess. After interviewing Kelly's agent and his lawyer, requesting comment from the NFL and speaking to team officials, I learned everyone is equally puzzled as to why the Ole Miss quarterback won't be in Indianapolis next month.

Kelly and his team are reportedly working with the NFL to figure out what's going on and see if they can get a better explanation.

Feb. 16: Kelly's uncle, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, speaks to Goodell, who says the league is reviewing the case. A decision was expected by Friday, Feb. 17.

Since then, Kelly's agent, Vance McAllister, has been working to gather information about why Kelly was invited and then uninvited. As McAllister told me, "this isn't about any other kid or anyone else's player. This is about Chad. We just want answers about why he's not being invited and to put the facts out there. We appreciate that Commissioner Goodell and the NFL are reviewing our case."

Kelly tore his ACL at the end of the 2016 college football season, but he's since been cleared to start throwing. That throwing will now have to be showcased at his Ole Miss pro day and not in Indianapolis.

The NFL Scouting Combine begins Feb. 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

[Bleacher Report]