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Can the Arizona Cardinals Back Up Last Season’s Success?

CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 03: Tommy Kelly #95 of the Arizona Cardinals looks to the scoreboard during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on January 3, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) The Arizona Cardinals had to look on from their couches last February as their home stadium...
Via The Sports Journal
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ten best NFL free agents remaining

The first wave of players have long been signed to NFL rosters, leaving second- and third-tier players to scrounge for what’s left of teams’ salary cap space. That’s not to say the players remaining are scrubs—far from it, in fact. Most positions still have an amount of talent remaining to be had by general managers who need to fill holes before and after the draft. Teams...
Via Sportsnaut
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Examining Cardinals D-Line in March

The Arizona Cardinals lost some key members of their defensive line in free agency. Darnell Dockett signed with the San Francisco 49ers and Dan Williams signed with the Raiders. Tommy Kelly remains a free agent.The Cardinals however, added to the defensive line with some additions of their own.The team picked up Cory Peters from Atlanta and Cory Redding from Indianapolis.The Cardinals...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders Need a Strategy for Free Agency

View image | gettyimages.com With the 2015 NFL league year set to begin on March 10th, along with free agency, the Oakland Raiders will have plenty of money that they need to spend to both comply with a spending minimum in the new collective bargaining agreement and to upgrade a roster that needs an influx of talent. This is where general manager Reggie McKenzie needs to strike...
Via TopSportsReport
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Offseason Review: Tommy Kelly

Today’s review covers a key rotational player in the Arizona Cardinals defensive line. Today we look at Tommy Kelly.Height: 6’6 Weight: 310 D.O.B.: December 27, 1980 (34)School: Mississippi State Experience: 11 Position: DEGoing Into Season:Kelly spent the 2013 season with the New England Patriots and began the preseason on their roster in 2014. After Darnell Dockett tore his...
Via Pro Football Spot
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tweet Of The Game: A Defensive Record

The headlines heading into this week’s game were about how the St. Louis Rams shutout their last two opponents by a combined 76-0 score. Arizona went into St. Louis and beat the Rams 12-6 which led to this quote from defensive lineman Tommy Kelly, as reported by Paul Calvisi on Twitter. Tommy Kelly w/my favorite postgame quote when I asked him about Rams D getting lots of headlines...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Patriot: Do they want to win or save money?

Former New England Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly went off on his old team. Kelly, who tore his ACL last season, was surprisingly released in late August after taking a pay cut to stay with the Patriots. Kelly told ESPN.com after signing with the Arizona Cardinals that he “kinda asked” to be cut by the Patriots. “I saw the situation and I realized I probably wouldn...
Via NESN.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweets of the Cardinals Win Over San Francisco

Alright Twitter, let’s do this. Nothing like a block party on a Sunday afternoon, courtesy of Tommy Kelly. The blocked FG!!! Tommy Kelly ensures that #AzCardinals keep opponents scoreless in Q4 so far this season #SFvsAZ pic.twitter.com/GxQWtg5yN8 — Phoenix Sports Hub (@PHXSportsHub) September 22, 2014 Now there’s a stat. The Cardinals have yet to throw an interception in...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals blow past 49ers in second half

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Drew Stanton threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes to rookie John Brown and Arizona rallied to beat San Francisco 23-14 on Sunday, snapping a four-game losing streak to the 49ers. Tommy Kelly blocked a field goal for the Cardinals (3-0), who outscored San Francisco 17-0 in the second half. The 49ers (1-2) mounted 80-yard touchdown drives the first two...
Via AP on Fox
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign DT Tommy Kelly after release by Patriots

  The Arizona Cardinals have signed Tommy Kelly, two days after he was cut by the New England Patriots. The 33-year-old Kelly is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL but was playing with the Patriots' first-team defense this preseason before he was cut. The Cardinals were in the market for a tackle after Darnell Dockett went down with a season-ending knee injury. Kelly played...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign DT Tommy Kelly

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Cardinals have signed Tommy Kelly, two days after he was cut by the New England Patriots. The 33-year-old Kelly is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL but was playing with the Patriots' first-team defense this preseason before he was cut. The Cardinals were in the market for a tackle after Darnell Dockett went down with a season-ending knee injury...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign veteran D-lineman Kelly; release McBean

The Cardinals made another move to shore up their defensive line depth when they signed veteran Tommy Kelly to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Kelly was supposed to work out for the Cardinals on Tuesday but his flight was delayed, pushing back the process. Kelly signed a two-year with the Patriots in the 2013 offseason and started five games, recording 22 tackles (12 solos) and 2.5...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Patriots DT Tommy Kelly Signs With Arizona Cardinals

It didn’t take Tommy Kelly long to find a new home. The defensive tackle was released by the New England Patriots, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Kelly has signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Kelly was one of three defensive veterans released by the Patriots over the weekend. New England cut ties with Kelly, defensive lineman Will Smith and...
Via NESN.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Ex-Patriots Defensive Tackle Tommy Kelly To Visit Cardinals

Tommy Kelly’s next NFL opportunity might come sooner than later. Kelly, who was released by the New England Patriots on Monday, is set to visit the Arizona Cardinals, AZCentral.com’s Kent Somers reported. Kelly started five games for the Patriots last season before his season ended because of a torn ACL. Kelly went undrafted out of Mississippi State in 2004 before signing with...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Veteran DT Tommy Kelly Visiting Cardinals

  Kent Somers of AzCentral.com reports that recently released DT Tommy Kelly will visit with the Cardinals Monday night and into Tuesday. Kelly, 33, was forced to restructure his contract back in May in order to remain with the Patriots, but they wound up releasing him in their first round of roster cuts on Sunday. Last year, Kelly appeared in five games for the Patriots and...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly, Justin Jones Among Patriots Released In Latest Round Of Cuts

Four more New England Patriots players have turned in their playbooks. The Patriots announced Monday that they have released defensive tackles Tommy Kelly and Will Smith, linebacker James Anderson and rookie tight end Justin Jones. ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the team’s three defensive cuts Sunday afternoon. Only Kelly has experience playing for the Patriots, having...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots cut three big-named veterans

Yesterday the Patriots released three defensive lineman many thought would be big contributors this season: Tommy Kelly, Will Smith and James Anderson. Tommy Kelly was a big free-agent signing last season, but he missed the entire year with a torn ACL. At 33 years old, returning from that type of injury turned out not to be as easy as many hoped. What’s odd, though, is that Kelly...
Via cover32 - Patriots
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Show Faith In Young Defenders By Cutting Tommy Kelly, Veterans

The New England Patriots swapped valuable veteran experience for untested youth on Sunday when they reportedly released defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith and linebacker James Anderson. The Patriots might have pulled a rare move by showing their hand with a couple of injuries, as well. Defensive linemen Chris Jones (ankle) and Sealver Siliga (wrist) have missed the last...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly, Smith, Anderson depart from Patriots' D-front

BY NICK ST. DENISThe New England Patriots are looking to get younger and cheaper on the defensive front.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday the team is set to release defensive linemen Tommy Kelly and Will Smith, as well as linebacker James Anderson.The 10-year veteran Kelly played in five games last season with the Patriots before sustaining a season-ending torn ACL."I don't...
Via AFC East Daily
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Release Tommy Kelly, Will Smith, James Anderson

The New England Patriots released three defensive players on Sunday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. NE with some notable cuts: Patriots released veteran DL Tommie Kelly and Will Smith, along with vet LB James Anderson, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2014 Kelly was acquired before the 2013 NFL season to provide defensive line depth, but he was lost for...
Via NESN.com
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Veterans DL Tommy Kelly, DE Will Smith, & LB James Anderson

  ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New England Patriots have released veteran DL Tommy Kelly, DE Will Smith, and LB James Anderson as they trim their roster to 75 players. Smith, 32, signed on with the Saints back in May, but reports out of training camp mentioned that he hadn’t done enough to secure a roster spot. He was forced to sit out the 2013 season after suffered a...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers Trade DL Jerel Worthy To New England Patriots

After a disappointing two seasons in Green Bay, the Packers have traded defensive lineman Jerel Worthy to the New England Patriots. The Packers will get a conditional future draft pick in return for the 24-year-old Worthy, and the trade will take effect if he passes a physical, according to his agent, Chafie Fields. A consensus first-team All-American at Michigan State, Worthy...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Key Players Return to Practice

The New England Patriots have been in Training Camp for a full week and just received a huge momentum swing in their favors. Several key veteran players have returned to Patriots practice, which point to some encouraging signs for the Patriots at this stage of Training Camp. Special Teams ace and team-captain Matthew Slater returned to practice yesterday which gave the entire Patriots...
Via TopSportsReport
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Tommy Kelly Returns To Contact Drills

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tommy Kelly increased his practice participation once again on Wednesday during New England Patriots training camp. Kelly participated in 1-on-1 and 11-on-11 drills for the first time this summer. Kelly was in full uniform and looks primed to come off the physically unable to perform list after increasing his level of contact at practice. Wide receiver Josh Boyce...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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