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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 No. 4 pick scouting report: RB Stevan Ridley, LSU

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m. ET
The Patriots took another running back, selecting LSU's Stevan Ridley with the 73rd overall pick.

Patriots trade down, get two picks from Texans

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 8:16 p.m. ET
The Patriots traded their third second-round pick, the 60th pick overall, to the Texans for Houston's third- (73rd) and fifth-round (138th) picks.

Patriots No. 3 pick scouting report: RB Shane Vereen, California

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 7:59 p.m. ET
With their second pick in the second round, the Patriots took California RB Shane Vereen 56th overall.

Patriots No. 2 pick scouting report: CB Ras-I Dowling

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 6:10 p.m. ET
With the 33rd overall pick, and the first pick of the second round, the Patriots decided to hold onto the pick and select Virginia Tech CB Ras-I Dowling, a big, physical corner.

Patriots No. 1 pick scouting report: OT Nate Solder, Colorado

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
With the 17th overall pick, the Patriots picked a player they hope to be their left tackle of the future, Colorado's Nate Solder.

Patriots finalize preseason schedule

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 4:08 p.m. ET
The Patriots finalized their 2011 preseason schedule on Friday, and it includes a nationally televised game against the Lions.

Saints trade back into first round for RB Ingram

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
The Saints re-entered the first round of the NFL draft at No. 28, trading with the Patriots to acquire Alabama RB Mark Ingram.

Patriots trade 28th pick to Saints

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:12 p.m. ET
To no one's surprise, the Patriots traded their second first-round pick, the 28th overall selection, to the Saints for New Orleans' second-round pick this year (pick No. 56) and a first-round pick in 2012.

Pats draft for future with Solder

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 10:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots did not draft the best player available, nor did they address the need on defense, but they took a guy who could be the tackle of the future in Nate Solder.

Report: Patriots interested in No. 6 pick

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
The Patriots have interest in trading up to acquire the No. 6 overall pick, currently held by Cleveland, in Thursday's draft, according to The Boston Globe.

Welker's joke falls flat

Posted April 25, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Patriots WR Wes Welker misfires with comments on the lockout.

Reaction to Patriots' 2011 schedule

Posted April 20, 2011 @ 10:55 a.m. ET
In 2011, the Patriots' schedule will be soft at the beginning and end, but they will face a tough six-game stretch in the middle of the season against five '10 playoff teams.

Teams should mimic Wolf's QB ways

Posted April 19, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Ron Wolf drafted seven quarterbacks from 1992 to 2000 in his time as Packers general manager. He turned some of them into draft picks in future trades. Current teams should take note.

Parcells on coaching: 'I'm done'

Posted April 18, 2011 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
Bill Parcells told reporters on Monday that his career as an NFL head coach is over.

Bledsoe, Parcells nominated for Patriots Hall of Fame

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe join Houston Antwine as the 2011 Patriots Hall of Fame finalists. It's the first year Parcells and Bledsoe are eligible, and Antwine's a three-time finalist.

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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