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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-Colts matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 9:15 p.m. ET
The Colts won't have many advantages on Sunday, but one spot where they are adept is defensive end with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.

Patriots release DB Adams

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Phillip Adams on Tuesday.

The First Fifteen: Week 13

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 2:42 p.m. ET
If he's healthy, Troy Polamalu and the Steelers will have another chance to take down Andy Dalton and the Bengals; plus the rest of the Week 13 action.

Orlovsky to start at QB for Colts

Posted Nov. 29, 2011 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
Colts head coach Jim Caldwell announced that seventh-year veteran Dan Orlovsly will start at quarterback over Curtis Painter, who had started the last eight games.

Reserves step up again for Patriots' 'D'

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
The Patriots remain banged up on defense, but the backups have filled in nicely during a three-game win streak.

Patriots use versatile attack in win

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Christian West says that the Patriots' 38-20 romp over the Eagles served as a reminder to never count out a Tom Brady-led offense.

Patriots stock report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Patriots' starting wideouts and corners stepped up on Sunday, but WR Taylor Price's stock is falling.

Patriots players of the week: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Tom Brady had an outstanding game distributing the ball to his top two receivers in the Patriots' win over the Eagles.

Shorts and Shells: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 4:30 a.m. ET
The Texans have a new man in the spotlight; Ndamukong Suh let his teammates down; the real reasons the Broncos are winning; and much more from Week 12.

Brady, Patriots cruise past Eagles

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for 361 yards and three touchdowns and the New England Patriots beat the Eagles 38-20 Sunday in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX.

Patriots-Eagles prediction

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain predicts the Patriots will win a close one on Sunday afternoon against the Eagles.

Patriots downgrade Ochocinco, Chung, McCourty to out

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots downgraded WR Chad Ochocinco, CB Devin McCourty, S Patrick Chung and C Dan Connolly to out for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Solder, Cannon offer glimpse into future of Pats' O-line

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 1:48 a.m. ET
The Patriots drafted two O-linemen in April, Nate Solder and Marcus Cannon, and we're starting to see how they will fit into the team's future plans.

Patriots-Eagles matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 8:10 p.m. ET
Keeping the electric DeSean Jackson in check will be key for the Patriots in their Week 12 game against the Eagles.

Report: Asomugha has hyperextended knee

Posted Nov. 25, 2011 @ 1:44 p.m. ET
Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha's has a hyperextended knee, quelling fears that he suffered a more serious injury during Thursday's practice, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.

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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