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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-Eagles matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 24, 2011 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will cause problems for a Patriots squad that is short on healthy linebackers.

Patriots fantasy report: Week 12

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Is BenJarvus Green-Ellis back? What about Shane Vereen and Kevin Faulk? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Source: Tom Brady has tennis elbow

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady said Wednesday that he feels great, but a source close to the team revealed that the All-Pro quarterback is dealing with a form of tennis elbow.

Patriots-Eagles matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
Eagles DL Cullen Jenkins, Jason Babin and Trent Cole could cause problems for a Patriots O-line that hasn't played as well as expected.

Patriots 60-second rant: Chiefs expose Pats' O-line

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
What should be a concern for the Patriots is the recent play of the offensive line, which was magnified early in the Monday-night win.

Patriots rookie report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Shane Vereen had his first NFL carries and touchdown, while cancer survivor Marcus Cannon appeared in his first NFL game.

Patriots stock report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 7:03 p.m. ET
Julian Edelman's stock is rising after he showed his versatility in the Patriots' win over the Chiefs, and Logan Mankins picked up two more penalties.

The First Fifteen: Week 12

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Previewing the three terrific Turkey Day games; the crucial Giants-Saints Monday-nighter; Matt Leinart's first start for the Texans; and much more.

Patriots players of the week: Week 11

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 2:39 a.m. ET
TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Andre Carter and PR Julian Edelman came up big for the Patriots in their win over the Chiefs.

Gronkowski, Brady lead Patriots past Chiefs

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Rob Gronkowski, and New England shook off a sluggish start to beat Kansas City 34-3 on Monday night.

Patriots promote S Ventrone

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed S Ross Ventrone to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Monday and released OL Donald Thomas.

Patriots-Chiefs prediction

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain sees Tom Brady thriving as he always does under the spotlight in a big Patriots victory.

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Sunday

Posted Nov. 20, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker will likely get matched up often against Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers, which will be an intriguing battle to watch.

Injury report for Chiefs-Patriots MNF game

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 11:14 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 11 Monday-night game, Kansas City at New England, showing the status of each injured player.

Harrison: Patriots too cautious with Chung

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots should use FS Patrick Chung on blitzes more often, former New England S Rodney Harrison tells PFW, in this week's AFC Whispers.

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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