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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

Patriots WR Welker had hair transplant

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker has had a hair transplant and will appear in ads for the Rhode Island doctor who performed it.

Ochocinco changes name back to Johnson

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco legally changed his name back to Chad Johnson in a Broward County courthouse on Monday.

Patriots release WR Roark

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Patriots released rookie free-agent WR Matt Roark, the team announced Friday.

Tough reads on these five fantasy players

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Here are five fantasy players whose value entering the 2012 season can be very tough to figure out.

Patriots WR Ebert placed on active/PUP list

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Five Patriots rookies failed their physicals on Thursday, according to Howard Balzer of the Sports Xchange, including seventh-round WR Jeremy Ebert.

Fantasy: After Gronk and Graham, little difference

Posted July 19, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
Best fantasy advice you'll get this season: If you miss out on either Rob Gronkowski or Jimmy Graham, just be patient. A good tight end will be there late.

Patriots sign first-round LB Hightower

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots agreed to terms with first-round LB Dont’a Hightower on Wednesday.

Cowboys lead NFL teams on Forbes' list of most valuable sports teams

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
All 32 NFL teams made Forbes’ list of the 50 most valuable sports teams, led by the Cowboys, who ranked No. 3.

Report: Trial for Patriots CB Dennard pushed to December

Posted July 18, 2012 @ 8:50 a.m. ET
Patriots rookie CB Alfonzo Dennard waived his right to a speedy trial on Tuesday, pushing his court date to December.

Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
These will be the 10 biggest regrets when we look back at moves made in 2012.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

AFC East training-camp reports

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bills, Dolphins, Patriots and Jets in training camp.

Kraft releases statement on audition video

Posted July 11, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement Wednesday addressing a video he appeared in that has circulated the Internet.

Police: Junior Seau's toxicology report delayed

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
The toxicology report for NFL star Junior Seau, whose death in May was ruled a suicide, has not been received yet by Oceanside (Calif.) police.

Patriots, Saints to hold joint practices

Posted July 10, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints will hold joint practices in Foxborough on Aug. 7 and 8, the teams announced Tuesday.

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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