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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 fantasy report: Week 17

Posted Dec. 30, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
Does Stevan Ridley warrant any fantasy starter consideration? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Patriots release DE Silvestro

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:08 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DE Alex Silvestro on Thursday, the team announced. Silvestro was called up to the active roster from the practice squad last week.

NFL to honor Berry during Super Bowl XLVI

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The NFL will honor former Colts split end and Patriots head coach Raymond Berry at Super Bowl XLVI.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti on the new passing era, Devin McCourty and his late teammate, Houston Antwine.

A healthy Fletcher gives boost to Patriots' defense

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Dane Fletcher returned from injury earlier this month and has provided a boost to the Patriots' linebacking corps.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET
The Patriots' interior O-line, which is lacking in depth, faces one of the league's top rookies on Sunday in Bills DT Marcell Dareus.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
The Bills picked off Tom Brady four times in Week Three and need to turn him over again on Sunday to pull off another upset.

With little help, Brady is league's MVP

Posted Dec. 28, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
While Aaron Rodgers dominated MVP talk for most of the season, and Drew Brees is now in the mix, Ron Borges says that Tom Brady should be the pick.

Patriots rookie report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 8:59 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley led the team in rushing while OTs Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon got extra work because of injuries.

Patriots 60-second rant: No room for early deficits come playoff time

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:44 p.m. ET
Tom Brady brought the Patriots back in the second half for the win in Week 16, but the Pats cannot afford to dig themselves holes in the playoffs.

Patriots, Ravens top AFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
Eight Patriots and seven Ravens headline the AFC Pro Bowl roster as announced Tuesday.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Bills RB C.J. Spiller provides a good test for a Patriots run defense that needs to get better for the postseason.

Patriots sign FB Polite

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 3 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed former Dolphins FB Lousaka Polite on Tuesday and re-signed DB Malcolm Williams to the practice squad.

The First Fifteen: Week 17

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 2:49 p.m. ET
We examine the big pre-playoff games in Week 17, including Cowboys-Giants and Ravens-Bengals, plus a few contests that will affect the draft order.

Former Patriots DT Antwine dies

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 2:44 p.m. ET
The Patriots confirmed the death of DT Houston Antwine on Tuesday. Antwine, who died on Monday night at the age of 72, was a six-time AFL all star.

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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