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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

Report: Patriots re-sign OLT Light

Posted July 31, 2011 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Patriots nailed down their blind-side tackle, signing OLT Matt Light to a two-year deal, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe.

Patriots re-sign DB McGowan, LB White

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed DB Brandon McGowan and LB Tracy White on Saturday, while releasing LB Anthony Leonard.

Ochocinco will be a 'chameleon' in New England

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco has vowed to tone down his act in an effort to fit in with the Patriots.

Patriots re-sign veteran RB Faulk

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 10:16 a.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed veteran RB Kevin Faulk and signed free-agent DL Steve Williams on Saturday.

Patriots announce Haynesworth trade; reportedly sign CB Arrington

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 7:36 p.m. ET
The Patriots officially announced the team's trade for former Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, which means he passed his physical.

Patriots cut six, including DE Warren

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
The Patriots released six veterans on Friday, including DE Ty Warren, OT Nick Kaczur and TE Alge Crumpler.

Patriots sign draft picks

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
The Patriots' first reported draft pick to sign was sixth-round OLB-DE Markell Carter.

Ochocinco gets his wish in joining the Patriots

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 11:40 a.m. ET
Chad Ochocinco was never bashful about his admiration for Bill Belichick, and now he makes the Patriots an even better offense.

Patriots acquire WR Ochocinco

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 12:13 a.m. ET
The Patriots strike again. Hours after acquiring DT Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins, the Patriots traded for Bengals WR Chad Ochocinco.

Report: Patriots to release DT Stroud

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release DT Marcus Stroud on Thursday, PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport reported.

Patriots finally make noise by acquiring Haynesworth

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:25 p.m. ET
The Patriots have acquired DT Albert Haynesworth. He brings plenty of baggage with him to New England, where he will be expected to improve the pass rush.

Five Patriots most impacted by the lockout

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
There aren't many young players on the team, but the Patriots do have a few who would have benefited from a normal offseason.

Patriots acquire Haynesworth from Redskins

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The Patriots reportedly traded a fifth-round pick in 2013 to the Redskins for DT Albert Haynesworth.

Patriots add 12 undrafted rookies

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
The Patriots added 12 undrafted rookies to their roster, the team announced on Wednesday.

Patriots agree to one-year deal with RB Morris

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots have agreed to re-sign veteran RB Sammy Morris to a one-year deal, his agent Mark Slough announced.

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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