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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

Brady wins AFC Offensive Player of the Month

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month for December/January. The Patriots were 5-0 during the months.

Penn State to interview Patriots offensive coordinator O'Brien

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 9:42 p.m. ET
Reports say that Penn State will interview Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien for the school's head-coaching position on Thursday.

Vegas: Packers have best shot to win Super Bowl

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
It's hardly shocking, but casinos in Las Vegas have made the Packers the favorite to win Super Bowl XLVI.

Patriots resemble last year's team, but outside expectations lowered

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 5:19 a.m. ET
The Patriots enter this year's playoffs on an eight-game win streak — just like last season, but expectations seem lower after what happened last postseason.

Patriots rookie report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 04, 2012 @ 4:26 a.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley continued his late-season surge, and OT Nate Solder got his 13th start of the season.

The First Fifteen: Wild-card edition

Posted Jan. 03, 2012 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
In his "First Fifteen" column, Eric Edholm analyzes the wild-card matchups, teams that are making coaching and front-office moves and the playoff teams on bye.

Patriots stock report: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez continued his productive play, but the team's early-game struggles were apparent again in a Week 17 win.

A look ahead at the Patriots' 2012 opponents

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
With the 2011 regular season wrapped up, the Patriots now know their 2012 opponents.

Shorts and Shells: Week 17

Posted Jan. 02, 2012 @ 5:18 a.m. ET
The Patriots and Saints leave few offensive records standing; Santonio's no-show; how Matt Flynn's big game affects the draft; and much more.

Patriots players of the week: Week 17

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 6:57 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie DB Sterling Moore provided a spark in the Patriots' secondary by picking off two passes in their Week 17 win.

Patriots clinch top seed in AFC with 49-21 win

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led the Patriots back from a three-touchdown deficit as they clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs with a 49-21 win.

Reports: Patriots OC O'Brien candidate for Penn State job

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is reportedly a leading candidate to be the head coach at Penn State.

Patriots-Bills prediction

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 2:15 a.m. ET
The Patriots are not only playing for the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, but also for revenge against the Bills.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 31, 2011 @ 12:14 p.m. ET
One area the Bills could gain an advantage over the Patriots is in the kickoff game, where their coverage teams have excelled and the Patriots have struggled on returns.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots were held without a sack when they fell to the Bills in Week Three but could have success on Sunday against a reworked Buffalo O-line.

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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