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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-Chargers matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Keeping Chargers All-Pro TE Antonio Gates in check will be a big challenge for the Patriots' defense.

Two year extension for Patriots LB Ninkovich

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract extension with OLB Rob Ninkovich, keeping him off the free agent market following the season.

Belichick comes alive in 'A Football Life'

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
Thursday night's premiere of "Bill Belichick: A Football Life" on NFL Network confirmed what I thought, that Belichick and the Patriots are an extremely fascinating focal point of a documentary.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth vs. Chargers OLG Kris Dielman will be a great football battle to watch in Week Two.

Patriots fantasy report: Week Two

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Patriots'' top fantasy football options, including WR Deion Branch, for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Patriots sign OL McDonald to practice squad

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 11:31 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced Friday that they have signed OL Nick McDonald to the practice squad.

Despite inexperience, Patriots like Barrett at safety

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots elected to stick with the youngsters on their roster, Josh Barrett and Sergio Brown, instead of adding a veteran safety.

Patriots-Chargers matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 7:21 p.m. ET
The Patriots' pair of talented tight ends will face a very good Chargers safety group in Sunday's Week Two bout.

Five questions with Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport gives his insight in this week's "Five questions with" segment.

Patriots re-sign OL Welch

Posted Sept. 15, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
The Patriots brought OL Thomas Welch back to the practice squad on Thursday and released Nick McDonald.

Brady named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady has been tabbed as AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played from Sept. 8-12, the league said Wednesday.

Boston statues get Belichick-themed makeover

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Five Boston statues will be decorated in cutoff hooded sweatshirts as promotion for a documentary NFL Network will air on Patriots coach Bill Belichick.

Patriots rookie report: Week One

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The Patriots' top two picks from April's draft started in the team's season opener.

Patriots sign OL Thomas

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of OL Donald Thomas to the 53-man roster on Wednesday.

They said it: Patriots edition

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 11:12 a.m. ET
Here is what was said by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, director of player personnel Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien following the team's Week One win.

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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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