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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-Ravens matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
Two of the best in the business at their respective positions will be sparring often in the trenches on Sunday — Logan Mankins and Haloti Ngata.

Report: Ochocinco travels to Florida for father's funeral

Posted Jan. 21, 2012 @ 12:08 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco went to Florida on Friday night for his father's funeral, but plans to return for Sunday's AFC championship game.

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady will be keeping a close eye on Ravens ball-hawking FS Ed Reed before every play.

Ravens' road to the AFC title game

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
As Baltimore prepares to face the Patriots, PFW takes a look back at how the Ravens ended up in the AFC championship game by looking at their week-by-week results.

Rams to host games in U.K. for next three seasons

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
The Rams will play the Patriots at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, the first of three consecutive seasons in which St. Louis will host a regular-season game in the United Kingdom.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Jan. 20, 2012 @ 3:50 a.m. ET
Former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti helps preview the AFC championship game against Baltimore.

Thursday practice report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m. ET
Here is the Thursday practice report for the two conference championship games.

Position switch helping Patriots' back end

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Continiuing a theme of versatility, the Patriots moved Devin McCourty and Sterling Moore around in the secondary late in the season.

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
The matchup that all Ravens fans are worried about involves the Patriots' tight ends, as no team this season as found a way to stop, let alone contain, both.

The conference confluence

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk has some thoughts on last weekend's divisional round and picks the winners in this weekend's conference championship games.

Ten years after the Tuck Rule game

Posted Jan. 19, 2012 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's first career playoff game is memorable 10 years later, and a pass he didn't even complete arguably changed the fortunes of both teams involved.

Patriots-Ravens matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
The PFW/PFWA Defensive MVP, Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs, will be looking to wreak havoc against Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense.

Gov. Christie calls for New Jersey victory parade

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 2:07 p.m. ET
New Jersey governor Chris Christie wants the Giants to hold their potential Super Bowl parade in New Jersey, where the team's stadium is located.

Tebow stayed in vs. Patriots despite serious injuries

Posted Jan. 18, 2012 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
Broncos QB Tim Tebow played hurt on Saturday night, but apparently will make a full recovery from his injuries, without requiring surgery.

Patriots 60-second rant: Let's get physical

Posted Jan. 17, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
If the Patriots are to beat the Ravens on Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, they will need to up the ante when it comes to being physical.

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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