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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly wants to know if Patriots are about winning or money

On Monday night, the Patriots suffered an embarrassing blowout loss to the Chiefs. Earlier that day, potent quotes from former Patriots defensive tackle Tommy Kelly landed on his current team’s website. Kelly’s comments were largely unnoticed in the aftermath of the 41-14 nightmare for New England. “I couldn’t take busting my tail every day getting to a game and them taking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Kelly Asked to be Released from the Patriots

When the Patriots opened up the game against the Dolphins in a 3-man defensive front, most wondered why defensive lineman Tommy Kelly, the player on the roster best suited to align in a 3-main front, was released earlier in the off-season. Turns out, Kelly asked for the release. He didn't want to be on the Patriots. Accoridng to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN, Kelly sensed things were...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 09, 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...
Via Patriots Life
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Tommy Kelly

Tommy Kelly was one of the most surprising and notable cuts during the recent roster shrinkage to 75 players. He wasn't out of work for long. The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of Kelly on Wednesday. Kelly adds depth at defensive tackle, where the team just lost Darnell Dockett for the season.
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 28, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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

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

Patriots cut Will Smith, Tommy Kelly

The Patriots released veterans Will Smith and Tommy Kelly on Sunday. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network believes they could get up returning to New England after week one. With #Patriots cutting Tommy Kelly & Will Smith, don't be shocked if 1/both is back after W1. Salaries won't be gtd. Gerard Warren treatment — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 24, 2014 This is a typical...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 24, 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...
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...
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 cut Tommy Kelly, Will Smith and James Anderson

Tommy Kelly was always in danger of being cut, but it seemed like his job was safe.Apparently not as he is the first surprise cut of training camp.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, 2014Will Smith and James Anderson are also surprises...
Via Patriots Life
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

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
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