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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

Kraft still optimistic about football in 2011

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 4:29 p.m. ET
Patriots owner Robert Kraft released a statement on Saturday showing optimism that football will be played in 2011 despite the current NFL lockout.

Light moves up Patriots' priority list

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
When a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is struck and free agency can begin, the Patriots have one notable player left to attempt and re-sign: OLT Matt Light. And we hear the veteran could get more than a one-year deal.

Report: Patriots S Meriweather accused of being involved in shooting

Posted March 10, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
Two shooting victims have accused Patriots S Brandon Meriweather of allegedly shooting them in Florida during a fight on Feb. 27.

Supreme Court won't review 'Spygate' case

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Supreme Court will not review a decision to throw out a lawsuit stemming from the Patriots' 2007 "Spygate" scandal.

Patriots positional analysis: specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
This is the last in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's specialists.

Patriots positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's defensive backs.

Patriots tender Green-Ellis, Page and Arrington

Posted March 03, 2011 @ 7:11 p.m. ET
The Patriots made their tender offers official on Thursday, offering contracts to restricted free-agent RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis and S Jarrad Page, as well as CB Kyle Arrington, an exclusive-rights free agent.

Patriots OG Neal files retirement papers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 6:18 p.m. ET
Patriots OG Stephen Neal has retired, ending his 10-year career.

Report: Green-Ellis receives second-round tender

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Patriots tendered RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis at a second-round level, his agent Roosevelt Barnes told PFW correspondent and Boston Herald writer Ian Rapoport.

Patriots positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
This is the seventh in a series of position-by-position looks at the Patriots' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. Today, we analyze New England's LB situation.

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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