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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-Jets matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 1:37 p.m. ET
The Jets have found success returning to the "ground and pound" attack and will want to run the ball often against New England.

Patriots sign LB Koutouvides and DB Moore to active roster

Posted Nov. 09, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed free-agent LB Niko Koutouvides and DB Sterling Moore to the 53-man roster.

Patriots rookie report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
Rookie ORT Nate Solder lost his starting job at tackle but was still very involved in the run game as an extra tight end.

Patriots 60-second rant: Haynesworth just one of personnel problems

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 9:54 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick and the Patriots are known for their astute personnel maneuvers, but that hasn't been the case this year, and it's costing them.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 7:53 p.m. ET
In a battle for the top of the AFC East, the Patriots and Jets each boast some of the league's best special-teams units and coaches, and a big special-teams play could be the difference.

Patriots release Haynesworth, Dan Gronkowski

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
The Patriots officially cut DT Albert Haynesworth, as well as TE Dan Gronkowski, and added WR Tiquan Underwood.

Reports: Patriots release Haynesworth

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DT Albert Haynesworth on Sunday, according to PFW Patriots correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport.

The First Fifteen: Week 10

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
We take an early look at a huge AFC North tussle, another big one in the NFC South and all the rest of the best action in Week 10.

NFL flexes Colts-Patriots out of SNF game

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The NFL announced that the Week 13 Sunday Night Football game between the Patriots and Colts will be moved to 1:00 p.m. ET.

Patriots, Jets enter Week 10 tilt going in different directions

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
The Jets have won three in a row and the Patriots have lost back-to-back games, making Sunday night's matchup a crucial one for both squads.

Report: Patriots LB Spikes has sprained MCL

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Brandon Spikes has an MCL strain, an MRI determined on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Patriots stock report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Patriots' third-down defense improved in Sunday's loss, but the stock is falling for the return game and QB Tom Brady.

Shorts and Shells: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 3:37 a.m. ET
The Giants and Jets earned huge victories; the Browns, Dolphins and Patriots have to deal with controversy; defense rules again; and plenty more.

Patriots players of the week: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 1:52 a.m. ET
The Patriots' passing game was productive in the second half, but there were few other highlights from Sunday's loss.

Manning tops Brady with late touchdown

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 7:47 p.m. ET
Eli Manning hit Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left, giving the Giants a 24-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday.

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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