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The New England Patriots have signed former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly.
Kelly, who started all 80 games for the Raiders during the past five seasons, was released on March 27.
Since joining the Raiders as a rookie free agent out of Mississippi State in 2004, Kelly has started 117 of the 129 games in which he's played and has 34 sacks, one interception, nine forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 419 tackles.
He had 45 tackles last season with one sack and one fumble recovery.
The Patriots went 12-4 last year, and won the AFC East.
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Tommy Kelly’s deal was just structured and signed by both parties, here is the information:
It's a two-year deal with five million maximum value and one million of that five million is guaranteed. In 2013, his cap hit will be two million and in 2014 his cap hit will be three million. If Kelly shows up to all the workouts and stays healthy he will be walking away with five...
The Patriots have bolstered their defensive line with a veteran presence.
New England agreed to a two-year deal with former Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. Kelly was released by the Raiders on March 27.
The 32-year-old defensive lineman was signed by the Raiders in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State. Kelly recorded...
New England is quietly have a productive off-season and signing guys that fit their system. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Patriots have signed former Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.
Source: #Patriots and former #Raiders DT Tommy Kelly agree to a two-year deal, I’m told. Great fit. Bet @wilfork75 will be pumped.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2013
Ian Rapoport reports that a source has informed him that the Patriots have reached an agreement with free agent DT Tommy Kelly on a two-year contract.
Rapoport adds that Kelly had a decent amount of interest on the open market, but isn’t able to provide and specific teams.
Kelly, 32, was recently released by the Raiders in order to free up some additional cap space. Jason...
Here's a play from back in 2009. Those wanting to see more of the newest Patriot d-lineman might get more than they bargained for above.
The Patriots have reached an agreement on a 2 year deal with former Raiders DT Tommy Kelly according to Ian Rapoport. Kelly was released by the Raiders on March 27th. The Patriots are back at it, bolstering their defensive…
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Ian Rapoport reports the Patriots have signed Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly to a two-year deal. Classic Patriots move, signing another Raider castoff to bolster their depth along the defensive line.
The biggest impact of Kelly coming aboard will be his ability to take some of the load off of Vince Wilfork. At 6-foot-6, 325 pounds he adds some good size. He hasn’t missed...
The pressure of the New England Patriots' defensive line to perform has been on the shoulders of defensive tackle Vince Wilfork for some time now.That load may have become a bit lighter. In a move the team hopes will bolster the interior defensive front, New England signed 10-year veteran and former Oakland Raider Tommy Kelly to a two-year deal Monday, according to Ian Rapoport...
The Patriots seem to bring in at least one veteran on the defensive line each offseason.
Gerard Warren, Mike Wright and Derrick Burgess are three former Patriots that immediately come to mind who would fit that bill. Now too does former Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.
Kelly, 32, agreed to a two-year deal with the Patriots on Monday, just two weeks after Oakland released him...
What a couple days the Patriots have had. First they sign Tommy Kelly to bolster their defensive line. Next they sign Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet earlier today and now they are bringing back Julian Edelman on a one-year deal.
Per @mikegarafolo, Julian Edelman will sign a one-year deal with the Patriots today.
— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) April 10, 2013