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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 release DBs Moore, Ventrone

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and S Ross Ventrone, the team announced on Monday. There have not been any corresponding moves made.

Cowboys show blueprint to slow Brady, but not beat him

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
It took Tom Brady 57 minutes, but he found out what it took to beat Rob Ryan's defense when it mattered most.

Patriots stock report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:37 p.m. ET
ILB Brandon Spikes and DE Andre Carter were a big part of the Patriots' defensive effort in Sunday's win.

Shorts and Shells: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 4:20 a.m. ET
In this week's edition, Jim Harbaugh and the Niners get physical; the Raiders and Cowboys make shaky calls; a marvelous streak remains intact; and plenty more.

Brady rallies Patriots past Cowboys

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
Tom Brady got the offense going just in time to lead the Patriots to the winning touchdown in the final minute of a 20-16 win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Patriots-Cowboys prediction

Posted Oct. 16, 2011 @ 11:55 a.m. ET
It's another test for the Patriots' passing defense on Sunday, but PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain thinks Tom Brady will again be too much for his opponent.

Patriots remain hopeful Cunningham can contribute

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 10:59 p.m. ET
Patriots DE Jermaine Cunningham has rarely seen time on defense, but Bill Belichick believes he will start contributing soon, and the pass rush could use his help.

Patriots promote DB Moore, release DT Harrison

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed DB Sterling Moore from their practice squad and cut DT Marcus Harrison on Saturday. The Pats had signed Harrison on Friday.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Oct. 15, 2011 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' worst game last season came against the Browns and Rob Ryan. He faces another Ryan defense Sunday when the Pats host the Cowboys.

Patriots sign DT Harrison, cut DB Adams

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed DT Marcus Harrison and cut DB Phillip Adams, the team announced Friday.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
Bill Belichick gave tremendous praise to Cowboys TE Jason Witten, so can his secondary stop the Pro Bowler?

Patriots fantasy report: Week Six

Posted Oct. 14, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Can Tom Brady get back on track? Will BenJarvus Green-Ellis be a force again this week? Is Deion Branch back to form? Here are some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Five questions with Patriots radio color commentator Gino Cappelletti

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," Patriots color commentator and former WR Gino Cappelletti talked to PFW's Kevin Fishbain about Patriots WR Wes Welker and the secondary.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pass defense will get a big test in Week Six against Cowboys QB Tony Romo.

Patriots place DL Wright on I.R.

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed DL Mike Wright on injured reserve (concussion) and re-signed DB Phillip Adams to the 53-man roster.


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.