Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/2/13
Photo courtesy of NESN.com With injuries piling up for the New England Patriots, another key member of the defense fell victim to the injury bug Saturday. The team placed defensive tackle Tommy Kelly on season-ending injured reserve, leaving a void in the team’s front seven. On October 6, Kelly injured his right knee against the Cincinnati Bengals in a game the Patriots lost 13-6. He had returned to practice for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday this week, but was limited in what he could do. His absence at Friday’s practice gave the indication that there may have been a setback in his recovery. The Jackson, Miss. native joins tackle Vince Wilfork and linebacker Jerod Mayo as integral parts of the team’s defense that are now on IR. At 6-foot-6 and 310 pounds, Kelly was an intimidating presence and brought physicality to the defensive interior, playing alongside Wilfork. In the first four games of the season, he played 63 percent off the defensive snaps making an impact with h...
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