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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 sign veteran DE Anderson

Posted Aug. 05, 2011 @ 12:22 p.m. ET
The Patriots announced the signing of veteran DE Mark Anderson on Friday.

Patriots agree to terms with OT Solder

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
OT Nate Solder is the 31st first-round pick to sign his contract, as he agreed to terms with the Patriots on Thursday.

The Patriots' fantasy dilemma

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
It's usually a good idea to avoid Patriots not named Tom Brady early on in fantasy drafts, but if 2011 is anything like 2010, there are a handful of safe bets from New England for your team.

Improving the Patriots' third-down defense

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Heading into 2011, with such a high-octane offense, an improved third-down defense could greatly increase the Patriots' chances at getting back to the Super Bowl.

Spikes needs to put end of 2010 season behind him

Posted Aug. 04, 2011 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
After a solid start to his rookie season, Patriots ILB Brandon Spikes got suspended and did little in the team's playoff loss. He needs to return to the form he flashed at times in 2010.

Eagles sign FS Page, DT Hargrove

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
Former Patriots FS Jarrad Page and ex-Saints DT Anthony Hargrove are the latest veteran free agents to join the Eagles.

'Law Firm' returns to Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, who went from unknown backup to starting running back last season, re-signed with the Patriots on Wednesday.

Report says Eagles called Moss after he retired

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
PFW Patriots correspondent Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald says that the Eagles contacted WR Randy Moss after he had filed his retirement papers with the league

The Patriots' new RB carousel

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
Bill Belichick will potentially have five running backs to choose from each week to plug into his offense in 2011.

Rotating zones gathered no Moss

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:53 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says that Randy Moss was one of the NFL's strangest cases, a wildly talented player who freely roamed the label range from magician to dog over his career.

Five key questions facing the Patriots

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 12:28 p.m. ET
PFW's Patriots reporter Kevin Fishbain asks and answers five key questions facing the Patriots as they head into the 2011 season.

Patriots fantasy focus

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Here's a player-by-player look at the Patriots from a fantasy perspective heading into 2011.

Pats sign second-rounders Dowling, Vereen

Posted Aug. 02, 2011 @ 1:19 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed second-round picks CB Ras-I Dowling and RB Shane Vereen on Tuesday.

Moss' career arc, legacy unique

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 2 p.m. ET
Randy Moss' career didn't lack for brilliant moments, but controversy followed him at times.

Report: Randy Moss will retire

Posted Aug. 01, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
WR Randy Moss will retire, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

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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