After nine season with the Raiders, Tommy Kelly has found new life in New England.
The veteran defensive tackle was signed by the Patriots in April with hopes that he can help the team generate some pressure in the middle of the defense. Kelly said playing next to Vince Wilfork was a key reason for signing in New England.
“You get to the end of your career, you get the opportunity...
It took awhile, but the Patriots have finally found a pair of defensive tackles that should be able to put some pressure on the opposing quarterback.
The void in the middle of the Patriots’ defense hasn’t been there for a lack of effort. If anything, the three-technique defensive tackle position has almost been cursed since New England switched over to a 4-3 base defense.
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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2013
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...
It is not a secret to anybody that the Oakland Raiders’ main focus in the current off-season has been on cleaning the salary cap and rebuilding the roster with younger, cheaper players. With that in mind, general manager Reggie McKenzie added one more name to the list of former Raiders by releasing defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. And another big name [...]
The Oakland Raiders officially announced today that they’ve released defensive tackle Tommy Kelly.
The Raiders today have released Tommy Kelly. The club appreciates his service, dedication and toughness.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 27, 2013
Kelly was a very good player for the Raiders, but they couldn’t afford to keep him and he’s not getting any younger.
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The Oakland Raiders training camp this summer will determine whether or not new GM Reggie McKenzie cuts or trades Defensive lineman Tommy Kelly. The mountain of salary cap issues with the Oakland Raiders being 31st in the league this year in available cap space is the driving force behind the decision that McKenzie will ultimately [...]