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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-Redskins matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
The Patriots should have a big advantage in the pass rush considering the Redskins' shaky situation at left tackle.

O-line shuffling has hurt Patriots' run game

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Injuries along the offensive line haven't helped the Patriots' run game, which has fallen to 21st in the NFL.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Without SS LaRon Landy, the Redskins will have an even tougher time covering Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

Five questions with PFW Redskins correspondent John Keim

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
For this week's "Five Questions with," we go "Behind Enemy Lines" and talk with John Keim, Redskins beat writer for the Washington Examiner.

Ravens-Chargers remains Week 15 Sunday-night game

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Ravens-Chargers game in San Diego will remain the "Sunday Night Football" game in Week 15.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Patriots will need to hold Redskins rookie RB Roy Helu in check. The dual-threat back has emerged as Washington's top offensive weapon.

Patriots sign WR Dickerson to practice squad

Posted Dec. 07, 2011 @ 10:53 a.m. ET
The Patriots have signed WR Dorin Dickerson to their practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots 60-second rant: Patriots not striking fear with current play

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 10:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots, with their last-ranked defense, are not necessarily an imposing future playoff opponent, despite having Tom Brady.

Patriots-Redskins matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 9:12 p.m. ET
The Redskins will be bringing the heat with OLBs Ryan Kerrigan and Brian Orakpo in Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Patriots rookie report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
OT Nate Solder started in Week 13, and RB Stevan Ridley had eight carries in the Patriots' win over the Colts.

Playoff scenarios for Week 14

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 1:16 p.m. ET
Here are the playoff scenarios for Week 14, as provided by the NFL.

Musical chairs continue on Patriots' defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Patriots' trotted out more "no-names" into their defense and gave up 21 fourth-quarter points to the Colts.

Jaguars claim WR Price

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Jaguars have claimed the rights to WR Taylor Price, a 2010 third-round pick who was released by the Patriots on Saturday.

Patriots stock report: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
DT Vince Wilfork had a superb game against the Colts, but the Patriots couldn't move the ball on the ground, nor slow down the Colts' passing game.

Shorts and Shells: Week 13

Posted Dec. 05, 2011 @ 4:09 a.m. ET
Aaron Rodgers' great finish; Leslie Frazier's poor coaching move; the year of the breakout pass catcher; and plenty more from a busy Week 13.

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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