Tommy Kelly returns to practice, is removed from the PUP list

Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Good news for what is currently a thin group at defensive tackleWith DL Tommy Kelly taking part in portions of today's practice, he is officially off the active/physically-unable-to-perform list.— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) July 26, 2014The 33 year old Kelly participated in individual drills today, but was held out of team drills (7 on 7s, 11 on 11s)...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Tommy Kelly Returns To Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots saw a veteran starter return to the practice field on Saturday. Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly was in his jersey, pads and shorts, and he participated in individual drills. Kelly sat out during 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills. The 1th-year veteran tore his ACL last season. His presence at practice means Kelly is coming off the physically unable...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots place Alfonzo Dennard, Aaron Dobson on the PUP list

The New England Patriots placed several players on the physically unable to perform list on Monday as they prepare to open up training camp. Source: Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly & ST/WR Matt Slater to begin camp on PUP. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 21, 2014 The good news is that both Vince Wilfork and Rob Gronkowski haven’t...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Place Alfonzo Dennard, Aaron Dobson, Jeremy Gallon, Tommy Kelly & Matt Slater

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have placed CB Alfonzo Dennard, WR Aaron Dobson, WR Jeremy Gallon, DT Tommy Kelly and ST/WR Matt Slater on the physically unable to practice list to start training camp. Dennard is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery, but as long as he can be healthy in time for the start of the season, he should be team’s starter opposite...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New England Patriots’ D-line is the NFL’s biggest boom or bust candidate

If you look up the definition of “boom or bust” in the dictionary, there is a picture of the New England Patriots’ defensive line smiling nervously right beside it. It’s really quite impressive just how drastically different this group’s possible outcomes are. On one hand, you have decades worth of experience from talented players up and down the roster, along with several...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Which AFC East Team Presents the Biggest Challenge to Patriots in 2014?

The New England Patriots are set to undergo Training Camp in 2014 and face some big questions. The talk of the NFL lately is how the other three teams in the AFC East might be strong enough to contend for the division title in 2014. Without question, the AFC East belongs to the New England Patriots until the day that Tom Brady retires. For now, here is a look at the Patriots division...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

"If there is a surprise veteran cut on defense, it will be Tommy Kelly. The veteran defensive tackle..."

“If there is a surprise veteran cut on defense, it will be Tommy Kelly. The veteran defensive...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Talk: Patriots Defensive Line

Any time a defensive unit loses its leader, that unit inevitably sees a decline. If that same unit loses a key veteran addition, the decline will be sharper. This exact scenario took place in New England last year as both Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly were lost for the season with injuries. This left the interior defensive line thin on talent and increased the pressure on Chandler...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Important summer dates for the Patriots

Patriots training camp start July 24th (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Summer vacation has come and gone for the New England Patriots. Fortunately, with the exception of Armond Armstead retiring and Gronk being Gronk, it was a quiet summer. Looking into the weeks ahead, there are some important dates to look forward to in order to prepare for the 2014 season. Whether it is reporting days...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top-5: New England Patriot defenses of the last 25 years

The New England Patriots have been an offensive juggernaut for years. In the past 10 seasons, they have ranked in the top 10 in scoring offense exactly 10 times. It doesn’t get much better than that. Don’t expect much to change this season. The team returns the bulk of their roster on that side of the ball, including the all-important Tom Brady at quarterback. The defensive side...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots finally reach deal with first round draft pick

Dominque Easley, the New England Patriots’ 1st Round selection in this year’s draft, finalized his contract with the Pats this morning. The new defensive tackle out of the University of Florida signed a four year, $7.3 million deal that gives him a guaranteed $5.89 million and a signing bonus of $3.63 million. Easley, the 29th overall pick, has torn both of his ACL’s while...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Updates: Alfonzo Dennard, Tommy Kelly, Vince Wilfork

The New England Patriots 2013 season saw injuries on both sides of the ball prevent the team from reaching it's full potential. Heading into 2014, things look to be a little bit brighter on the injury front, especially on the defensive side of the ball.Defensive lineman Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork were able to take part in 11-on-11 drills during New England's practice...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Kelly 'knocking the rust off,' feels fine

BY DAN BEGNOCHEThe New England Patriots were really excited about their defensive pairing up the middle heading into last season.Present as always would be defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who hadn't missed a game since 2009 and was coming off a season where he had been selected to the Pro Bowl for the fourth consecutive year. Then there was fellow veteran Tommy Kelly, brought...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

"Defensive linemen Will Smith, Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork were all full participants for all two..."

“Defensive linemen Will Smith, Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork were all full participants for...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Tommy Kelly Has Perspective On Overcoming Second Knee Surgery

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tommy Kelly isn’t worried about recovering from offseason knee surgery. The veteran defensive tackle isn’t just saying that either — Kelly knows through experience that his knee will be just fine. Kelly participated in 11-on-11 drills for the first time this spring on Tuesday, which is a great sign for that knee, which he had surgery on in December. Typically...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominique Easley Risky But Huge-Upside Draft Pick For Patriots

The New England Patriots took a rare risk in Round 1 of the NFL draft. The Patriots selected Florida defensive tackle Dominique Easley, who suffered two torn ACLs during his four-year career at Florida. Easley’s latest injury came in September, when he tore his right ACL during practice. Easley has huge upside, however — perhaps the highest in the entire draft. The 6-foot-2,...
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots need to aim high at defensive tackle

Even if the Patriots believe both Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly will be fully healthy by Week 1 of the season, defensive tackle still remains one of their two most integral target zones in this week’s draft. Wilfork is still working through his rehabilitation schedule from a major Achilles surgery, and Kelly is coming off a season-ending knee procedure. Wilfork’s injury has...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots to host Dominique Easley

One of the Patriots needs heading into the draft is the defensive line. The Pats did well last year by essentially plugging in players on the fly but the patchwork line experience isn't one that the team would like to repeat. Tommy Kelly and Vince Wilfork will hopefully be healthy but they can't be expected to play a huge amount of snaps. Rob Ninkovich and Chandler Jones...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

After the New England Patriots dropped their second straight AFC Championship Game, a 26-16 loss at the hands of the Denver Broncos, it was obvious that there would be a lot of change in Foxboro. Although the team played monumentally past expectations, and reached the conference championship with a defense that lost half of its starters, the Patriots still see every season as Super...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What should the Patriots do if Vince Wilfork leaves?

The New England Patriots had a glaring hole in 2013: the middle of the defense. With the loss of defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly along with middle linebacker Jerod Mayo to season-ending injuries the Patriots struggled in rush defense. Without Kelly and Wilfork manning the middle of the defensive line, the Patriots made due with undrafted rookie free agent Joe Vellano...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

"Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly has restructured the final year of his contract, creating..."

“Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly has restructured the final year of his contract,...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly Takes Pay Cut To Give Patriots More Salary Cap Room

Tommy Kelly gave the New England Patriots some needed salary cap space by restructuring his contract. Kelly lowered his base salary from $1.95 million to $955,000 for the 2014 season. The restructured deal created $800,000 in cap space for the Patriots. Kelly’s deal includes just $100,000 in guaranteed money, reports, which means if Kelly’s torn ACL is not healed by...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Restructure DT Tommy Kelly’s Contract, Free Up $800K In Cap Space

  Field Yates of reports that Patriots have restructured the contract of  DT Tommy Kelly and in turn created $800,000 in cap space. Kelly, 33, is in the final year of his two-year, $5 million contract that included a $1 million signing bonus. He would have earned $2.5 million in 2014, which included $1.95 million in base salary, a $50,000 workout bonus and $500...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

What is taking so long for the pats to cut Isaac sopoaga

Might be Vince Wilfork/Tommy Kelly’s contract status/injury situation. I can’t think of anything...
Via Pats Propaganda
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

If the pats do get that third DE, who do you think will move inside next to wilfork

Depends on the game/gameplan (assuming Wilfork is back of course). Could be Tommy Kelly (assuming...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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