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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

46 reasons to watch Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Even if you don't cheer for the Patriots or Giants, Super Bowl XLVI will be a must-see event. Why? Let us count the ways.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Jan. 30, 2012 @ 1 p.m. ET
The most crucial matchup in the Super Bowl may be Tom Brady's ability to withstand the pressure from the Giants' front four.

Who needs Stickum when you've got 'sticky' gloves?

Posted Jan. 29, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Synthetic gloves are playing a bigger role as more NFL receivers choose to wear the "sticky" gloves rather than playing bare-handed.

Giants making early waves in the media

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
There are still eight days remaining until the Super Bowl, but that hasn't kept the Giants from getting an arly start on their trash-talking.

Patriots, Giants head into Super Bowl at peak of their games

Posted Jan. 28, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Both the Giants and Patriots enter Super Bowl XLVI operating at peak efficiency.

Super Bowl bye-week Friday injury report

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Friday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Patriots TE Gronkowski has high ankle sprain

Posted Jan. 27, 2012 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
It appears that Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will miss his third straight practice, due to what his father termed "a high ankle sprain."

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick and select Patriots players spoke to the media on Thursday, just over a week before they play the Giants in the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl XLVI at a glance

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:58 p.m. ET
We profile Super Bowl XLVI, breaking down the straight-up and against-the-spread records of each team.

Super Bowl bye-week Thursday injury report

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Thursday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.

Pats-Giants odds just don't add up

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
The folks in Las Vegas who set the odds for Super Bowl XVLI have Brockton (Mass.) Enterprise staff writer Glen Farley a bit confused.

Patriots sign TE Butler to practice squad

Posted Jan. 26, 2012 @ 10:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Thursday that they have signed TE Carson Butler to the practice squad.

NFL to add 5,000 temporary seats for Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The NFL will make room for 5,000 more people to purchase tickets for Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Patriots place Dickerson on practice-squad injured reserve

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Wednesday that WR Dorin Dickerson has been placed on the practice squad/injured-reserve list.

Super Bowl bye-week Wednesday injury report

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Here is the bye-week injury report for the Giants and Patriots for Wednesday as they prepare for Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.


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.