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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 unanimously vote to recertify

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots were the first team to vote for recertification of the NFLPA, and they did so unanimously.

Mankins puts Patriots at ease with quick decision

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
It took only a few hours for the Patriots to answer the biggest question facing them heading into the 2011 season. Pro Bowl OLG Logan Mankins agreed to sign his franchise tender.

Patriots injury update

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
What made the Patriots' 14-2 record so impressive was that they did it with some key players on injured reserve. Here's a look at some of last year's injured players who are expected to be 100 percent when ...

Patriots OG Mankins to sign franchise tender

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
The Patriots' biggest question mark in this chaotic week of free agency, OG Logan Mankins, will sign his franchise tender.

Report: Patriots to cut OLB Banta-Cain

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots will release OLB Tully Banta-Cain on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple media outlets.

Report: Patriots to release CB Carter

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 10:02 a.m. ET
The Patriots informed CB Tony Carter they will release him, Fox31's Josina Anderson reported Tuesday morning.

Not every team faces the same lockout challenges

Posted July 25, 2011 @ 9:31 a.m. ET
Based on a vote of the PFW staff, here are three teams that we believe will be most and least affected by the NFL lockout.

Patriots LB Banta-Cain has surgery for abdominal tear

Posted July 24, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cain underwent surgery last Friday for an abdominal tear, an injury that could keep him on the sidelines when training camp opens.

NFLPA will remain quiet Friday out of respect to Krafts

Posted July 22, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
NFLPA president Kevin Mawae issued a statement Friday morning saying that the organization will not issue any statements Friday as the league mourns the loss of Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Myra Kraft, wife of Patriots owner, passes away

Posted July 20, 2011 @ 11:36 a.m. ET
Myra Kraft, the wife of Patriots owner Robert Kraft and mother of team president Jonathan Kraft, passed away early Wednesday morning.

Report: Mankins and Jackson ask for free agency or money

Posted July 19, 2011 @ 9:46 a.m. ET
Patriots OG Logan Mankins and Chargers WR Vincent Jackson, two of the plaintiffs in the "Tom Brady vs. NFL" antitrust lawsuit, have asked for special deals as part of the suit's settlement.

Not simple, nor necessary, for Pats to add a WR

Posted July 13, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
While there might be cries for the Patriots to add a veteran wideout, it would be difficult for a free agent to learn the Pats' system because of the lockout.

Vrabel leaving Chiefs to take job with Ohio State

Posted July 11, 2011 @ 8:32 a.m. ET
OLB Mike Vrabel, one of the plaintiffs in the Brady et al v. the NFL antitrust lawsuit, has retired after accepting a coaching position at Ohio State.

Brady named top player by his peers

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:22 p.m. ET
Patriots QB Tom Brady was announced as the top player on Sunday evening, based on an NFL Network poll of current players.

Patriots rookie Cannon almost done with cancer treatments

Posted July 03, 2011 @ 10:23 a.m. ET
Patriots fifth-round draft choice OL Marcus Cannon will complete his chemo therapy this week after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in April.

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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