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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

Patriots-Giants prediction

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 2:58 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain believes the Patriots will respond well after last week's loss to the Steelers and sneak past the Giants in Week Nine.

Brace activated from Patriots' PUP list

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Patriots DT Ron Brace was activated from the physically-unable-to-perform list on Saturday, making him eligible to play in Week Nine if necessary.

Waters filling in nicely on Patriots' O-line

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
With injuries forcing New England to make changes on its offensive line, the results have been mostly good, although the Week Eight loss to Pittsburgh was an exception.

Chances for revenge in Super Bowl rematches

Posted Nov. 05, 2011 @ 3:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots-Giants game in Week Nine is the first meeting between the two franchises since ex-Giants WR David Tyree made a game-changing play in Super Bowl XLII.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The Giants' top corner, Corey Webster, could take Patriots WR Wes Welker out of the Patriots' game plan.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
If the Patriots want to get back to their winning ways, the secondary will need to play a sound game against Giants QB Eli Manning.

Patriots add DB Williams to practice squad

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed DB Malcolm Williams to the team's practice squad on Friday and released DB Josh Victorian.

Patriots fantasy report: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
Will Kevin Faulk make a fantasy impact? Is Deion Branch worth a start? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 10:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have an opportunity to re-establish their running game this Sunday against the Giants.

Patriots release S Ventrone

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots released S Ross Ventrone from the 53-man roster on Thursday.

Five questions with Patriots ORG Brian Waters

Posted Nov. 03, 2011 @ 4:19 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain spoke with Patriots starting ORG Brian Waters this week's "Five questions with" leading up to Sunday's game against the Giants.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 6:14 p.m. ET
The Patriots' O-line has struggled protecting Tom Brady of late and it will have another stiff test against the Giants' front line.

Patriots 60-second rant: A young DB needs to step to the plate

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
One of the Patriots' younger players is going to have to step up and make a name for himself. Otherwise, the pass defense will continue to the team's costly Achilles' heel, writes Kevin Fishbain.

Patriots-Giants matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 9:02 p.m. ET
Although it is important for the Patriots to lock down the Giants' receivers, they cannot ignore TE Jake Ballard.

Patriots rookie report: Week Eight

Posted Nov. 01, 2011 @ 8:46 p.m. ET
Patriots ORT Nate Solder was the only rookie who saw significant playing time in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

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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