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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 place LB Fletcher on I.R.

Posted Aug. 14, 2012 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Dane Fletcher passed through waivers and reverted to the team’s injured reserve list Tuesday.

Rams will not play in 2013-14 London games

Posted Aug. 13, 2012 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
The Rams announced Monday that they will not play home games in London in 2013 or 2014, canceling plans to play home games there beyond the 2012 season.

Report: Patriots to work out WR Burress

Posted Aug. 12, 2012 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Former Jets and Giants WR Plaxico Burress will work out for the Patriots on Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Report: Patriots LB Fletcher tears ACL

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Dane Fletcher tore his ACL in Thursday’s preseason game against the Saints, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

Vereen's receiving skills mesh well with Patriots' offense

Posted Aug. 08, 2012 @ 10:16 p.m. ET
RB Shane Vereen has impressed observers in camp and his receiving skills should come into play if the Patriots use more of the screen game.

Patriots release FB Huggins

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots released FB Kareem Huggins on Sunday. He had been signed by the team Saturday.

Patriots OG Gallery retires

Posted Aug. 04, 2012 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
After eight seasons, OG Robert Gallery has decided to retire, the Patriots announced Saturday.

Patriots place OL Richard on I.R.

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots claimed rookie OL Dustin Waldron off waivers from the Dolphins Thursday and placed OL Jamey Richard on injured reserve.

Patriots no longer sitting pretty at guard

Posted July 29, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
Brian Waters' absence and Logan Mankins' injury present a situation worth watching for the Patriots at the guard position.

Patriots release RB Addai

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Patriots released veteran RB Joseph Addai, the team announced Wednesday.

Report: Patriots add DT Bulman

Posted July 25, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots agreed to terms with DT Tim Bulman, according to Pro Football Talk.

Reports: Patriots sign TE Shiancoe

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots and UFA TE Visanthe Shiancoe agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy points to be had in Foxborough

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Patriots can cause problems for fantasy owners with so many weapons, but the offense is good enough for owners to load up on Pats.

Patriots place Mankins, five others on PUP list

Posted July 24, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
The Patriots placed six veterans on the physically-unable-to-perform list, according to multiple reports.

Patriots re-sign DT Love

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed exclusive-rights free agent DT Kyle Love, the team announced Monday.

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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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