The move seems to have sparked the play of Kelly, who was praised for having his best practice of camp Wednesday morning. Prior to Wednesday, Kelly has been somewhat of a disappointment.
The other big move is the elevation of Jacoby Ford to the second team. He continues to impress coaches. He's now behind Chansi Stuckey at the A receiver. Tyler Grisham has a firm hold on the Z position over La'Donte Harris.
Someone to keep an eye is junior receiver Nelson Faerber.
"He's just been outstanding," receivers coach Dabo Swinney said. "He's playing A and Z and I've been really, really pleased with him. He's playing his way into the rotation where he's going to play some for us."
Defensively, there aren't a tremendous number of new moves to report.
In the backfield, Crezdon Butler is close to joining the second team, while Ray Ray McElrathbey is slowly but surely improving. Both are still with the third team.
Maybe the biggest disappointment this camp has been the play of Sadat Chambers, who has fallen completely off the depth chart.
However, on the plus side, Roy Walker has grabbed the attention of defensive coordinator Vic Koenning.
"Roy Walker is improving everyday," said Koenning.
Koenning also said Cortney Vincent and Kavell Connor are having a good battle for the second team spot at middle linebacker.
Also, Maurice Nelson is now running with the second team at Will linebacker ahead of Josh Miller.
Across the front Rashaad Jackson and Jock McKissic are in a tight battle for the starting spot at tackle, with Antwon Murchison on the third team, while nose guard has Dorell Scott running with the first team and Donnell Clark with the second team.
"That's going to be a real good battle right there," Koenning said of McKissic and Scott.
Etta Etta-Tawo has also shown a lot of improvement and will see playing time.
With the ends, Merling is the clear number one, with Brandon Cannon ahead of Jamie Cumbie for the second team spot.
Behind Gaines Adams at Bandit is Ricky Sapp, followed by Kwam Williams.
Several Depth Chart Changes Announced
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