Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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In a surprising move by the Oakland Raiders, they released Tommy Kelly at the end of March. Two days ago, the New England Patriots announced they had signed the 8-year DT to a two-year deal. This provides comfort to me for a few reasons as Patriots fan. 1) The Patriots are not done yet in free agency. Tommy Kelly marks the sixth defensive player signed or resigned. Obviously, this was a point of frustration for the 2012 team and Bill Belicheck set out this offseason to fix this. After a strong start to free agency things cooled off over the last couple weeks, so to see the Patriots still making moves is definitely a good sign. Especially in light of the budget released last week by the NFLPA indicating the $10 million in cap space the Patriots still had. With 15 days until the NFL draft and only 5 picks on the board this year, I would not be surprised if the Patriots had a few more moves to make. 2) Vince Wilfork is one of the most feared defensive players in the NFL t...
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  • Tommy Kelley? They need to bring back Richard Seymour!
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