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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: Saturday

Posted Oct. 08, 2011 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
Just because Rex Ryan said his team will return to the "ground and pound" doesn't mean the Jets will not try to air it out.

Five questions with Jets correspondent Dan Leberfeld

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
For this week's "Five questions with ..." segment, PFW talked with publisher of Jets Confidential and PFW's Jets correspondent Dan Leberfeld to preview Sunday's Patriots-Jets game.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
If there's a game for the Patriots' pass rush to come alive, it's this Sunday against the Jets.

Patriots fantasy report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
Do you start either BenJarvus Green-Ellis or Stevan Ridley against the Jets this week? Can Deion Branch rebound after two poor weeks? Here's a look at some of the Patriots' fantasy football options this week.

Patriots add DB Victorian to practice squad

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 9:58 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Friday that rookie DB Josh Victorian has been re-signed to the practice squad. To make room for him, the team released FB Eric Kettani.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 9:49 p.m. ET
One of the Jets' bigger weapons could pose a matchup problem for the Patriots — TE Dustin Keller.

Patriots getting creative with extra blockers

Posted Oct. 06, 2011 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
Without a true fullback or H-back, Bill Belichick is using offensive tackles and a linebacker to add an extra blocker on offense.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The mystery of which opposing receiver Jets CB Darrelle Revis will cover is always intriguing, and everyone wants to know if he will cover Wes Welker on Sunday.

Pats sign CB Moore to practice squad

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Pats signed rookie CB Sterling Moore to the practice squad and released DB Josh Victorian.

Patriots rookie report: Week Four

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 3:32 a.m. ET
Rookie RB Stevan Ridley notched his first career touchdown in the Patriots' win over the Raiders.

Patriots 60-second rant: Jets provide opportunity for Patriots' defense to step up

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 2:27 a.m. ET
The Jets bring their struggling offense to Foxborough, giving the Patriots' defense an opportunity to gain some confidence.

Patriots-Jets matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 8:22 p.m. ET
All eyes will be on the chess match between Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense vs. Rex Ryan's defense in Sunday's game.

Report: Patriots RB Woodhead has sprained ankle

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Patriots RB Danny Woodhead left Sunday's win over the Raiders and did not return. He sprained his ankle and reportedly avoided a major injury.

Patriots re-sign S Ventrone to practice squad

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed S Ross Ventrone to the team's practice squad on Tuesday.

The First Fifteen: Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:42 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the Week Five action, the first shortened (and the bye isn't coming at a great time for a few teams) week of the 2011 NFL season.


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.