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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

Pats make statement with easy road ahead

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 11:11 p.m. ET
With a 37-16 win on national TV, the Patriots reminded the rest of the league that even with a no-name defense, they are still an AFC favorite.

Patriots stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
Tom Brady, Andre Carter and the Patriots' special-teams units all had big games in New England's win over the Jets.

Shorts and Shells: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 4:02 a.m. ET
Steelers make a case for best team in AFC North; a contrarian view of Mike Smith's controversial call; Chargers' defense regresses; Bears could actually challenge Packers; and much more.

Patriots players of the week: Week 10

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 2:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots' offense and pass rush came alive in their big Week 10 win over the Jets.

Patriots regain command of AFC East with win over Jets

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes, including two to Rob Gronkowski, and the Patriots took control of the division with a convincing 37-16 victory Sunday night over the Jets.

Patriots-Jets prediction

Posted Nov. 13, 2011 @ 4 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain believes the Jets will come out with a close victory on Sunday night over New England.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 6:09 p.m. ET
Opponents have been able to pressure Tom Brady, which has slowed down the passing game. The Jets will try to do the same.

Patriots sign S Ventrone

Posted Nov. 12, 2011 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed S Ross Ventrone to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and cut WR-KR Tiquan Underwood.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
You can't talk about this game without talking about the best corner in the game against a receiver on pace for record numbers this season.

Patriots fantasy report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
Is Tom Brady worth a fantasy start and which running back is the one who can be expected to produce? This and other Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Patriots looking for answers on kickoff returns

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 9:46 p.m. ET
The Patriots lead the league in number of kickoff returns but haven't taken advantage as they rank 30th in return average.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 8:35 p.m. ET
In this week's "Five questions with ..." segment, former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti discusses the offense and previews the Jets game.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 10, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has been very productive of late, but the Jets have had success keeping him from making big catches.

Bucs claim DT Haynesworth off waivers

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 5:39 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers have claimed former Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth off of waivers, the team announced Wednesday.

Brady is Patriots' last pillar standing

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Tom Brady is all that's holding the seemingly tattered and vulnerable Patriots together.

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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