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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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How the New England Patriots Account for Jerod Mayo's Absence

For the second consecutive year, week 6 will mark the last game of Jerod Mayo's season. Last season, the loss was compounded by the absences of Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly. This resulted in the Patriots consistently getting gashed in the running game. Now, New England must figure out how…
Via CLNS Radio
October 16, 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

Tommy Kelly asked for his release from the Patriots

Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesWhen the Patriots cut defensive lineman Tommy Kelly last month, it came as both a shock and a surprise. Kelly, who was coming off of a torn ACL last year, restructured his contract in the offseason. The move made it likely that if he had recovered from the ACL injury that he would make the team. His release seemed to mean he hadn't recovered from the injury...
Via Patriots Life
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots shoot Patriots hopes of extra cap relief in foot

Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesThat isn't a typo, as the release of Tommy Kelly ended up costing the Patriots a 855 thousand dollar credit for next season per PatsCap.com:Correcting prior tweet - Kelly beat out Isaac Sopoaga for spot on Cardinals roster. Pats will not receive a 2015 855K credit for Sopoaga.— Miguel@PatsCap.Com (@patscap) August 29, 2014If Tommy Kelly was cut...
Via Patriots Life
August 29, 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

Tommy Kelly signs with Cardinals

Veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, who was cut this past week by the Patriots has quickly found a new home in Arizona. The Cardinals have reportedly inked the 33 year old lineman to a one-year deal. He will be entering his tenth NFL season. The Cardinals also signed former Patriots lineman Isaac Sopoaga this past week.Getty ImagesKelly was productive while healthy last season...
Via Patriots Life
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Agree To 1-Year Deal With DT Tommy Kelly

The Arizona Cardinals will try to supplement the lossof Darnell Dockett with a recently released New England Patriot. Tommy Kelly will sign a one-year deal with Arizona. The Cardinals have reached an agreement w/ former Patriots DT Tommy Kelly on a 1-year deal (via ESPN & Media reports) pic.twitter.com/BAwm7TqesE — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 27, 2014
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Agree To 1-Year Deal With Tommy Kelly

The Arizona Cardinals will try to supplement the lossof Darnell Dockett with a recently released New England Patriot. Tommy Kelly will sign a one-year deal with Arizona. The Cardinals have reached an agreement w/ former Patriots DT Tommy Kelly on a 1-year deal (via ESPN & Media reports) pic.twitter.com/BAwm7TqesE — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 27, 2014
Via BlackSportsOnline
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

Another Look at New England’s Run Game

#453664028 / gettyimages.com I talked last week about how the RB situation in New England isn’t exactly clear yet. I hinted at veteran Stevan Ridley not making the roster, just out of speculation. Well it seems apropos to revisit this same topic since it’s being more heavily speculated that Ridley might not, in fact, make the final roster. The Pats surprisingly cut Tommy Kelly...
Via TopSportsReport
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals to bring in Tommy Kelly for workout

Jamie Sabau/Getty ImagesAfter being cut by the Patriots on Sunday, former Patriots defensive lineman Tommy Kelly already has a tryout with another team lined up. CSNNE.com reports that the Arizona Cardinals are planning to bring him in and kick the tires. Kelly is coming off of a torn ACL that cost him most of last season. Reports out of Patriots training camp is that he had looked...
Via Patriots Life
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals to tryout veteran lineman

Mandatory Credit: deadspin.com The Cardinals made their initial cut to 75 today, but could be looking to add someone from outside the team. The team is reportedly trying out Tommy Kelly, an 11 year vet who initially came into the NFL as an UDFA. Throughout his 11 year career Kelly has been a very productive player. He’s recorded 36.5 sacks and 441 tackles, primarily with the Raiders...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
August 25, 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...
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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

Impact of Tommy Kelly, James Anderson, and Will Smith cuts

Photo by Elsa/Getty ImagesAs written about earlier today by Mike Saver, the first significant cuts were made by the Patriots. As the team works to get down to 75 players, they followed a typical protocol of releasing some veterans early to allow them to hitch on elsewhere. I'll be brief on the three players, as I want to focus on who is here (in Bill Belichick fashion), but don't...
Via Patriots Life
August 24, 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
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