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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

Opponents working to keep Gronkowski, Hernandez in check

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
Patriots second-year TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have not lost a step coming off very productive rookie campaigns. But defenses are slowly but surely starting to find ways to keep the dangerous pair in check.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
In this week's "Five questions with ..." segment, former Patriots star and current radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti previews Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game.

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots will have to keep Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger from extending the play and beating them deep.

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Patriots' secondary will face one of the league's most explosive receivers on Sunday in Steelers WR Mike Wallace.

Gronkowski apologizes for photos with adult film star

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski apologized for appearing in a photo with an adult film performer during the bye week.

Patriots 60-second rant: Ravens loss adds more meaning to Patriots-Steelers battle

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
The Ravens have opened the door to allow Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game to be a battle for AFC midseason supremacy.

Patriots-Steelers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 8:04 p.m. ET
Part of beating the Steelers' defense will be slowing down their top pass rusher, OLB LaMarr Woodley.

The First Fifteen: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Tebow-mania heads to Denver as the Broncos face the struggling Lions; AFC heavyweights New England and Pittsburgh could aim deep; Eagles-Cowboys is big; and more.

Patriots re-sign DB Williams to practice squad

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
The Patriots brought back seventh-round DB Malcolm Wiliiams to their practice squad on Tuesday and released DB Josh Victorian from the practice squad.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and director of player personnel Nick Caserio talked with reporters on a conference call Monday following the team's bye.

Patriots DE Carter making mark stopping the run

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
We hear the Patriots are impressed with DE Andre Carter's run defense in his first season in New England.

Patriots sign S Ventrone to active roster, DB Moore to practice squad

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed S Ross Ventrone to the 53-man roster and DB Sterling Moore to the practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots 60-second rant: Turnover margin worth monitoring

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 2:39 a.m. ET
After reaching nearly unprecedented heights in turnover advantage in 2010, the Patriots have been struggling in that category this season.

Patriots rookie report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 1:54 a.m. ET
Patriots ORT Nate Solder continues to play well in a starting role with Sebastian Vollmer out.

Patriots re-sign DB Adams

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Patriots brought DB Phillip Adams back to the 53-man roster after releasing him last week.

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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