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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-Cowboys matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 6:11 p.m. ET
Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware is arguably the premier rush linebacker in the NFL. His speed and power will test Patriots OTs Matt Light and Sebastian Vollmer.

Patriots sign OL Welch to practice squad

Posted Oct. 12, 2011 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed OL Thomas Welch to the practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

Patriots 60-second rant: Pass defense gets real test with Romo

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 9:37 p.m. ET
The Patriots' passing defense caught a break in Week Five, but Romo won't let them off the hook in Week Six.

Patriots rookie report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 9:23 p.m. ET
Patriots first-round ORT Nate Solder played well in another start for Sebastian Vollmer.

Patriots-Cowboys matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 7:16 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, Tom Brady faces a Ryan brother's defense. This week, it's Rob Ryan's Cowboys.

Patriots re-sign TE Dan Gronkowski

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Patriots have brought TE Dan Gronkowski, Rob's brother, back to the 53-man roster.

The First Fifteen: Week Six

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
Taking a look at some of the key Week Six matchups, including Eagles-Redskins, Patriots-Cowboys, Falcons-Panthers and, yes, Lions-49ers.

Photo exposes Jets to suggestion of illegal videotaping

Posted Oct. 11, 2011 @ 10:13 a.m. ET
Four years after "Spygate," it is now the Jets who are in the spotlight after the the posting of a photo purportedly showing a man dressed in a Jets shirt videotaping the Patriots from the sideline.

Patriots don't lose step plugging in for injured starters

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
What separates the Patriots from other teams in the league is that they can lose a player to injury, plug in a reserve and continue to win, as they did against the Jets.

Patriots stock report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
ILB Gary Guyton and FS James Ihedigbo are part of the reason the Patriots' defense had success against the Jets.

Patriots cut OT Welch

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 6:26 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut OT Thomas Welch on Monday. Welch was used as an extra blocker in the team's last two games.

Patriots players of the week: Week Five

Posted Oct. 10, 2011 @ 1:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots beat the Jets at their own game by pounding the rock in the fourth quarter to seal the victory thanks to RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Green-Ellis has career day in Patriots win over Jets

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for a career-high 136 yards and two touchdowns and the Patriots beat the Jets 30-21 with a vastly improved defense Sunday.

Patriots-Jets prediction

Posted Oct. 09, 2011 @ 11:57 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain expects the Jets' defense to keep things close, but the Patriots should ultimately notch a double-digit victory.

Ventrone re-signed by Patriots

Posted Oct. 08, 2011 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots have signed S Ross Ventrone to their 53-man roster and released DB Phillip Adams.


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.