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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 LB Spikes in spotlight again

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
Brandon Spikes' return is key for the Patriots' playoff run and for his own development after he missed eight games this season.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 3:50 p.m. ET
Former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti talked with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Saturday's playoff game vs. Denver.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Jan. 12, 2012 @ 1:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots will look to replicate their success in pressuring Tim Tebow, which helped them top Denver in Week 15.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Broncos held Rob Gronkowski in check in Week 15, but couldn't slow Aaron Hernandez. It will be another key matchup to watch on Saturday.

They said it: Patriots divisional-round edition

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 9:39 p.m. ET
Here are the highlights of what Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, QB Tom Brady, DT Vince Wilfork and CB Devin McCourty said to the media Tuesday.

Patriots-Broncos matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tackles get their second look in less than a month at the Broncos' pass-rushing duo of Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller.

Valuing versatility: Patriots get the most out of their players

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In New England, playing one position is not enough. Versatile players such as Julian Edelman, Matt Slater and Devin McCourty contribute at more than one spot.

The First Fifteen: Divisional round

Posted Jan. 10, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the best two days of football of the NFL season — the top four seeds are back in action — plus all the other developing stories around the league this week.

Tight ends key factor in NFL success

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
A look at the 2011 NFL standings provides a clue that field-stretching tight ends have become a key ingredient in building a winning team.

Shorts and Shells: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 09, 2012 @ 1:14 a.m. ET
Tim Tebow provided an exciting finish to wild-card weekend, and his Broncos face a familiar coach next week: new Patriots offensive assistant Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels officially rejoins Patriots' staff

Posted Jan. 08, 2012 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
Shortly after his former team, the Broncos, won their playoff game, Josh McDaniels was officially named an offensive assistant for the Patriots.

Penn State hires Patriots' O'Brien to succeed Paterno

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was officially named the new head coach at Penn State on Saturday, replacing coaching legend Joe Paterno.

Report: McDaniels to return to Patriots

Posted Jan. 07, 2012 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
The Patriots will reportedly hire Josh McDaniels as an offensive assistant for the remainder of the playoffs, and he will likely be the team's offensive coordinator in 2012.

Patriots DT Love helping Wilfork clog the middle

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
An integral part of this year's Patriots defense, dubbed a "no-name" unit by many, has been DT Kyle Love.

Patriots name OT Cannon winner of Courage Award

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
The Patriots selected rookie OT Marcus Cannon as the recipient of the 2011 Ed Block Courage Award.

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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