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Tommy Kelly

Tommy Kelly - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 325 lbs.
Birthday 12/27/1980
Birthplace Jackson, MS
College Mississippi State
Years played 10

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 1:23 p.m. ET
This week, it was the Bills and Dolphins turning the tables by winning big and the Patriots and Jets suffering ugly losses.

Unbeaten Cardinals riding Kolb as far as possible

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 2:42 a.m. ET
The Cardinals, with a backup quarterback, beat Tom Brady and the Patriots; the Buccaneers building something; plus replacement refs taking step back.

Kolb throws, runs for TDs as Cards top Pats

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
QB Kevin Kolb threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Cardinals upset the Patriots, 20-18, on Sunday.

Health key for Patriots OT Vollmer in contract year

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
Patriots ORT Sebastian Vollmer has been very good when healthy, but injuries returned at a bad time, as Vollmer is in his contract year.

Power Rankings: Patriots slide into PFW's top spot

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots, 49ers move on up, while the Giants plummet in PFW's latest edition of Power Rankings.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Jets dominated in Week One, while the Bills are close to panic mode and the Dolphins have a long way to go.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Pats win ninth consecutive season opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and the defending AFC champion Patriots routed the Titans 34-13

Key matchup: Patriots OLT Nate Solder vs. Titans DRE Kamerion Wimbley

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
PFW's Kevin Fishbain focuses on the Week One battle in the trenches between Nate Solder and Kamerion Wimbley.

Patriots CB Arrington continues to surprise

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
Kyle Arrington continues to surprise observers, and he will be a starting cornerback for a third consecutive season for the Patriots.

TE Hoomanawanui signs with Patriots

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots added another tight end on Wednesday, signing ex-Ram Michael Hoomanawanui.

Patriots sign RB Hilliard, waive C Tennant

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard on Tuesday. Hilliard is the fifth running back on the team’s roster.

Keith Schleiden's 2012 NFL predictions

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
PFW editor-in-chief Keith Schleiden forecasts a title game that has a Super Bowl XXXI flavor, which was also played in New Orleans.

Patriots give Waters' No. 54 to Hightower

Posted Sept. 03, 2012 @ 2:25 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has refused to address why OG Brian Waters, who is under contract, has not reported to camp.

Ihedigbo signs with Ravens

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
Two days after he was released by the Patriots, S James Ihedigbo announced Sunday that he has signed with the Ravens.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 27, 2013
The Oakland Raiders have released Kelly, cutting ties with their longest-tenured position player on the roster.||||||| Kelly signed a $50.1 million, seven-year contract to remain with Oakland in 2008. He was owed $6.5 million this year before being cut. Kelly had one sack in 16 games last season.
Posted Sept. 17, 2008
Kelly accepted responsibility for his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence, saying he made a bad mistake.||||||| Kelly went out drinking Sunday night after the Raiders returned from a road trip to Kansas City. He was booked at Oakland's Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility on Monday and later released. Kelly acknowledged that he is under more scrutiny this season after signing a seven-year contract in the offseason that was worth up to $50.5 million and included $18.125 million in guaranteed money. Coach Lane Kiffin sat down with Kelly on Wednesday to talk about the situation.
Posted Sept. 16, 2008
Kelly was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Authorities say Kelly was booked at Oakland's Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility on Monday and later released.||||||| The Raiders signed Kelly to a $50.5 million contract this year even though the veteran defensive lineman was coming off a serious knee injury that cut his 2007 season short. Kelly had surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Kelly replaced Warren Sapp as the anchor of the Raiders' defensive line.
Posted Feb. 29, 2008
The Raiders resigned Kelly on Thursday to a seven-year contract that reportedly could be worth more than $50 million. Kelly, coming off reconstructive knee surgery, was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Friday. But the Raiders pre-empted that with a lucrative contract that guarantees Kelly more than $18 million.||||||| Keeping Kelly was an offseason priority for Oakland after defensive tackle Warren Sapp retired. Kelly was the team's most consistent defensive lineman last season before sustaining the season-ending knee injury Oct. 28 against Tennessee. Kelly's versatility is one of his biggest strengths as he is able to play inside at tackle or outside at end. He finished 2007 with 27 solo tackles, one sack and a blocked kick.
Posted Oct. 31, 2007
Kelly will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ligament in his right knee, the latest injury to hit Oakland's defensive line.||||||| Kelly had 27 solo tackles and one sack this season, moving back and forth between end and tackle with ease. He also came up with one of the biggest plays of the season for Oakland, blocking a potential winning 40-yard field goal attempt by Cleveland's Phil Dawson on Sept. 23.

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