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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-Chiefs matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 19, 2011 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
The Chiefs' trio of receivers will have a big advantage in one-on-one matchups with the Patriots' cornerbacks.

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offensive tackles will be forced to slow Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali in Monday night's game.

Patriots fantasy report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Is Aaron Hernandez still worth starting with Rob Gronkowski playing at an elite level? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Haynesworth can only blame himself

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The only thing that precluded Albert Haynesworth from being what he should be was Albert Haynesworth, a man who doesn't respect his gifts or himself much at all.

Five questions with former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
This week, former Patriots safety and current Football Night in America analyst Rodney Harrison talked with PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain. Harrison broke down the Patriots' secondary and more.

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots would benefit by getting the run game back on track, and they should be able to do so against the Chiefs.

Patriots sign S Ventrone to practice squad

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed S Ross Ventrone to the practice squad and released DB Josh Victorian.

With Ellis falling short, Deaderick steps up

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
Brandon Deaderick's impact on the D-line may also be an indictment of the little contribution the Patriots have gotten from Shaun Ellis.

Packers' Rodgers leads Pro Bowl voting

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 5 p.m. ET
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has the most Pro Bowl votes of any player in the NFL. Patriots QB Tom Brady is second with and Lions WR Calvin Johnson is third.

Bush, Carter and Mariani named AFC players of the week

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
Raiders RB Michael Bush, Patriots DE Andre Carter and Titans PR-WR Marc Mariani were named AFC Players of the Week for Week 10.

Patriots-Chiefs matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 16, 2011 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Patriots DE Andre Carter could have another huge game going against a weak Chiefs offensive line.

Patriots 60-second rant: Run game, secondary will be under microscope

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots' remaining schedule would lead one to believe a playoff berth is a given, but the run game and the secondary need to improve during this stretch.

Patriots rookie report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots started two undrafted rookies, LB Jeff Tarpinian and S Sterling Moore, in Sunday night's win over the Jets.

Patriots activate OL Cannon

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Patriots activated rookie OL Marcus Cannon to the 53-man roster from the non-football injury list on Tuesday and released S Ross Ventrone.

The First Fifteen: Week 11

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
Taking an early look at the Week 11 contests of note, including Falcons-Titans, Bengals-Ravens, Eagles-Giants and plenty more.

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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