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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

Brady, Cromartie, Cribbs named AFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 21, 2011 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Tom Brady, Antonio Cromartie and Josh Cribbs have been named the AFC Players of the Week for Week Two.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 9:28 p.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien and director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke to the media on a conference call Tuesday about their upcoming opponent, the Bills.

Patriots 60-second rant: 'D' needs to avoid lapse vs. Bills

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
The Patriots' defense has struggled thus far, and if it continues against the Bills, they could be upset.

Patriots-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The Patriots have given up a lot of passing yards this season and need to get some pressure on Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Patriots rookie report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie RB Stevan Ridley saw his first NFL action with two carries in Week Two.

First Fifteen: Early look at Week Three

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
In this week's edition of the First Fifteen, we focus on the 2-0 and 0-2 teams as we reach a critical early juncture in the young 2011 season.

Week Two Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Tom Brady, Morgan Burnett and Josh Cribbs as its Players of the Week.

Bruschi off-base in Ochocinco criticism

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 1:20 a.m. ET
Ex-Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi was misguided in his recent criticism of new Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco, writes PFW's Kevin Fishbain.

Penalty calls threaten to ruin game

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 7:17 p.m. ET
Excessively strict interpretations of the NFL's roughing-the-passer penalty guidelines are threatening to change the nature of the game, writes Hub Arkush.

Patriots stock report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:58 p.m. ET
Patriots veteran WR Deion Branch had a big game, but CB Devin McCourty struggled in Week Two. Those players are going in opposite directions on this week's stock report.

Pats offense continues to roll but 'D' not quite there

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots' offense had another sensational game against the Chargers, but the defense doesn't yet look like a much improved unit.

Report: Patriots TE Hernandez to miss time with MCL sprain

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez will miss one to two weeks because of a sprained MCL, according to a report by Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.

Patriots players of the week: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Tom Brady again takes offensive player of the game honors for another sensational effort in the Patriots' Week Two win.

Brady throws three TDs in Pats win over Chargers

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 8 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for a mere 423 yards six days after setting a single-game team record of 517, leading the Patriots over the Chargers 35-21 on Sunday.

Patriots-Chargers prediction

Posted Sept. 18, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor and Patriots writer Kevin Fishbain predicts a close game in the Patriots' home opener but believes they will pull it out against San Diego.

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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