INDIANAPOLIS — Former Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly is back in the NFL.

The free agent quarterback has signed with the Indianapolis Colts, the team announced Monday morning.

Kelly, 25, recently tried out for Indianapolis during its rookie minicamp, according to the Colts. Kelly joins a quarterback room that includes Andrew Luck, Jacoby Brissett and Phillip Walker.

The Broncos drafted Kelly, the nephew of Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, with the last pick in round 7 of the NFL draft -- a selection that comes with the "Mr. Irrelevant" distinction.

Kelly was cut by the Broncos in the days after an Oct. 2018 arrest in Englewood. On Oct. 23, Englewood police officers responded to an address in the 3200 block of South Lincoln Street following a report of a man standing outside a residence in the early morning hours.

According to an arrest affidavit, the man later identified as Kelly entered the home, sat down on the couch next to a woman inside and began mumbling incoherently.

The woman called for another resident in the home, who entered the living room and hit the man in the upper back with a stick, which police later determined to be an aluminum pipe from a vacuum cleaner, the affidavit says.

Kelly was chased out of the home according to the affidavit and was located a short time later sitting inside a black SUV outside the Gothic Theatre. 

On March 20, Kelly pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of second-degree criminal trespassing. As part of the deal, Kelly will not serve jail time and must serve one year of supervised probation and perform 50 hours of community service.

He had originally been charged with first-degree criminal trespassing. If convicted on that charge, he faced up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly (6) looks on before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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