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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

Belichick: Patriots still have work to do

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Spygate, how explosive his offense will have to be to win on Sunday, and Rob Gronkowski in his Thursday morning press conference.

Brady 'best' at executing QB sneak

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The quarterback sneak is not as simple as you'd think, and the Patriots' Tom Brady is one of the best in the business at executing it.

Giant express set to derail

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The world loves the Giants to beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, but Tom Danyluk says it will be the Payback Bowl.

Report: Gronkowski expected to play

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who's battling a high-ankle sprain, is expected to play in Super Bowl XLVI save for a "setback," ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday morning.

Giants' Pierre-Paul just scratching surface

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul might not realize just how good he is, but everyone else is finding out.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 9:18 a.m. ET
The Giants' corners will need to be physical against the Patriots' receivers like they were in Week Nine to throw off the Pats' passing game.

Mankins glad he's still a Patriot

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 1:38 a.m. ET
After a bitter contract holdout in 2010, OG Logan Mankins is once again a key element of the Patriots' offense, along with two other O-linemen who nearly weren't on the roster, either.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 8:02 p.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski was the only player to completely miss the Patriots' practice on Wednesday afternoon, according to the official pool report.

Wednesday's Super Bowl notebook

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
Here is a recap of noteworthy stories emanating from Indianapolis on Wednesday of Super Bowl week.

Wednesday injury report for Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Wednesday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Sunday.

Once dismissed, Patriots' defenders making statement

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
A sizable number of important Patriots defenders were released by other teams before finding success in New England.

Gronkowski misses Wednesday's practice

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
OT Matt Light has returned to practice for the Patriots, but TE Rob Gronkowski remains out with a high left ankle sprain.

Coordinators hold power to script opening plays

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
Kevin Gilbride and Bill O'Brien will map out in advance how their teams' opening plays should go, but it doesn't always go according to plan.

Jack-of-all-trades Edelman invaluable to Patriots

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Julian Edelman has done a little bit of everything to help the Patriots on their way to Super Bowl XLVI.

Belichick: Gronkowski day-to-day

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick addressed Rob Gronkowski, the roster overhaul in New England and the Pro Bowl, among other things, in his Wednesday press conference.


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.