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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 insist Super Bowl XLII is history

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
Julian Edelman's recollections of Super Bowl XLII aren't that different from those of the majority of the viewers who tuned in to that game.

Brady, Belichick cement place in history

Posted Jan. 25, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Regardless of whatever else might happen in their lives, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are forever joined at the hip.

Rematch presents a reel horror show for Patriots

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
New Englanders will be subjected to watching David Tyree's catch in Super Bowl XLII a painful number of times before Super Bowl XLVI begins.

Super Bowl seat capacity not final

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
One year after hundreds of ticketed fans were left without seats at Cowboys Stadium, Super Bowl organizers have added only 254 temporary seats to Lucas Oil Stadium.

Patriots' play in the trenches gives them shot at revenge

Posted Jan. 24, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
With physical and mental toughness displayed late in Sunday's game, the Pats escaped with a win to advance to the Super Bowl.

Reflecting on conference title-game goats

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk wonders whether Ravens PK Billy Cundiff or 49ers PR Kyle Williams will ever live down their gaffes that cost their teams a possible trip to the Super Bowl.

Offenses ruled regular season; defenses controlling playoffs

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
Championship Sunday reminded us once again that it's defense, as Patriots NT Vince Wilfork demonstrated, and special teams that win championships.

Shorts and Shells: Conference championship edition

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 a.m. ET
Joe Flacco stood tall in the Ravens' AFC title-game loss; special teams are the difference in Niners-Giants; Vince Wilfork's monster game; and more.

Patriots' road to Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 11:41 p.m. ET
After New England held on to edge the Ravens, PFW takes a look back at how the Pats ended up in Super Bowl XLVI by looking at their week-by-week results.

Readers anticipated Patriots-Giants rematch

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 10:48 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW web poll asking, "What is the most likely matchup for Super Bowl XLVI?" believed the Patriots and Giants would reach the big game.

Patriots players of the week: AFC championship

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
DT Vince Wilfork led a spirited defensive effort in the Patriots' AFC championship win over the Ravens.

Patriots hold on for win to advance to Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's one-yard TD run ended up being the game-winning score as the Patriots edged the Ravens 23-20 to win their fifth AFC championship in 11 seasons.

Championship live fantasy updates

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The latest injury news and fantasy updates for championship weekend.   

Ochocinco among Patriots' inactives

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Ravens released their inactives for Sunday's AFC championship game and WR Chad Ochocinco is among them.

Patriots-Ravens prediction

Posted Jan. 22, 2012 @ 2:07 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain believes the Patriots will get revenge and beat Baltimore in the AFC championship game.

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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