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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

Ravens, Lions in trouble despite big wins

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Lions earned big wins but left some big questions unanswered; two key Cowboys slip up; and are the Patriots still clutch?

AFC East Spin cycle: Four-way tie at top

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The AFC East has turned into one of the most intriguing divisions thanks to a wild Sunday in Week Six, as each team is now 3-3.

Wilson rallies Seahawks in upset over Patriots

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 8:03 p.m. ET
The Seahawks rallied for 14 points in the final 7:31 to stun the Patriots 24-23 Sunday.

Report: Patriots' Hernandez likely to play

Posted Oct. 13, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez looks likely to play Sunday at Seattle, Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe reported Saturday. 

The Pro Game: Ridley, Sabol, Lombardi and Pink

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk gives us his thoughts on the New England running game, on footballers in pink, plus a pair of stories from the ancient days.

Faulk retires after 13 years with Patriots

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 10:08 p.m. ET
It was tough for Kevin Faulk to leave football. Any hopes he had of staying, though, faded when the Patriots' running game made major strides.

Key matchup: Patriots wide receivers vs. Seahawks cornerbacks

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Dan Arkush focuses on the Patriots' wide receivers vs. the Seahawks' cornerbacks in the New England-Seattle battle at CenturyLink Field.

AFC East Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 09, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins both looked strong in wins, while the Bills are reeling after a historic loss to the 49ers, and the Jets couldn't get past the Texans.

Former Patriots RB Faulk to announce retirement

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
RB Kevin Faulk will announce his retirement from the NFL in a ceremony at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday.

Brady tops Manning behind Ridley's big game

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:50 p.m. ET
Tom Brady won his latest showdown with Peyton Manning with the help of a career-high 151 yards rushing from Stevan Ridley.

Key matchup: Broncos pass rushers vs. Patriots O-line

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
In what could be a shootout between Tom Brady’s Patriots and Peyton Manning’s Broncos, a key for Denver will be the pass rush.

Improved Wendell helping solidify Pats' O-line

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
Patriots C Ryan Wendell was third-string player at the position in the summer, and he is now starting and showing vast improvement.

Redskins QB Griffin, Patriots DE Jones named Rookies of the Month

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
The NFL named Redskins QB Robert Griffin III and Patriots DE Chandler Jones the Rookies of the Month for September.

Patriots re-sign LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 03, 2012 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
The Patriots re-signed LB Bobby Carpenter on Wednesday and released DL Terrell McClain.

Brady-Manning rematch highlights action

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Here are the top 15 story lines as we take an early look at the Week Five games, led by Tom Brady being paid a visit by Peyton Manning.

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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