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New England Patriots


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-Dolphins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 22, 2011 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots' tight ends have had success against the Dolphins, but Miami's linebackers are healthy and playing well, and this could be a tougher matchup than usual.

Patriots sign veteran S Fuller

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced Wednesday they have signed veteran S Vincent Fuller.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Patriots limited Cameron Wake to one sack in Week One, and he will have his ears pinned back Saturday against New England's tackles.

Patriots 60-second rant: Dolphins provide tricky Christmas Eve matchup

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
If there is a team to knock the Patriots down a peg and keep them from going into the playoffs with a big winning streak, it's the Miami Dolphins.

Patriots release DL Moore

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DL Eric Moore on Tuesday. Moore played in each of the last two games.

Patriots-Dolphins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots' run defense and tackling will need to improve off its performance from last Sunday when it faces Reggie Bush this weekend.

Patriots rookie report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Rookies OT Nate Solder and RB Stevan Ridley helped spark the Patriots' rushing attack in their Week 15 win.

Playoff scenarios for Week 16

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Four AFC teams have clinched playoffs berths and three NFC teams have done the same.

Patriots place DE Carter on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed DE Andre Carter on injured reserve Tuesday. Carter left Sunday's win over the Broncos with a quad injury.

The legend of Gronk

Posted Dec. 20, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
In just his second pro season, New England's Rob Gronkowski has emerged as the league's top tight end.

Patriots adapt on both sides of ball in win

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots avoided getting Tebowed, improved their defense mid-game and displayed other weapons on offense in their 41-23 win that clinched an AFC East title.

Patriots stock report: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ noon ET
TE Aaron Hernandez had his best game of the season but S Matt Slater and the Patriots' run defense struggled again.

Shorts and Shells: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 3:48 a.m. ET
Examining the ramifications of a number of shocking losses by favorites; why the Saints won't stop pushing; how the Patriots survived defensively; and more.

Patriots players of the week: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
Tom Brady led the offense while Julian Edelman was part of a great special-teams effort in the Patriots' win over the Broncos.

Patriots DE Carter carted off

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 9:01 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense took a hit in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos when DE Andre Carter suffered a left knee injury.

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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