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New England Patriots


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

Patriots trade for Rams WR Salas

Posted Sept. 01, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have traded for ex-Rams WR Greg Salas, the team announced Saturday.

Reports: Patriots cut Hoyer, Branch, Koppen

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots released backup QB Brian Hoyer, giving second-year QB Ryan Mallett the No. 2 job behind Tom Brady.

Report: NFL suspends Titans WR Britt one game

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
Titans WR Kenny Britt will be suspended for the first game of the regular season, according to PFW correspondent Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Near the mountaintop, where it's slippery

Posted Aug. 30, 2012 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says Bill Belichick was headed into the Lombardi/Noll stratosphere of history. Then things changed a bit.

Patriots cut WRs Stallworth, Gaffney

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots released several notable veterans Monday, including WRs Donte' Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney.

Hernandez, Patriots agree to long-term extension

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
Multiple reports Monday morning said that the Patriots have agreed to terms on a long-term contract extension with TE Aaron Hernandez.

Vikings need more from tight ends

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Vikings desire to use more two-TE packages this season, but right now they can't get Kyle Rudolph or John Carlson on the field.

Giants-Patriots preseason game time changed

Posted Aug. 23, 2012 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The kickoff of the Giants-Patriots preseason game on Wednesday, Aug. 29 has been changed from 7:30 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.

Patriots, DT Love agree to extension

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 8:32 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a contract extension with rising DT Kyle Love, his agent, Richard Kopelman revealed Wednesday.

Patriots release three, including DL Fanene

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DL Jonathan Fanene, OL Kyle Hill and PK Chris Koppelin, the team announced Tuesday.

Seau toxicology report reveals nothing suspicious

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Junior Seau's toxicology reported that he had trace amounts of a sleep aid and a pain reliever that were "consistent with therapeutic use."

Locker wins Titans' starting QB job

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
Jake Locker will be the Titans' Week One starting quarterback, beating out veteran Matt Hasselbeck for the job.

Olympic sprinter Demps signs with Patriots

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed ex-Florida RB-RS Jeff Demps, the team confirmed Friday evening.

Number crunching starting to change NFL thinking

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Fans and media have wondered when the "Moneyball"-ization of the NFL would happen. That movement might very well be under way.

Francis, Forston playing well in Pats camp

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
Undrafted rookie defensive linemen Justin Francis and Marcus Forston are making a strong push to make the Patriots' final roster.

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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