#azcardinals bringing in DT Tommy Kelly tonight/tomorrow. Taking a look. cut by Pats.
Boston Herald "Tommy Kelly has, in some respects, been down this path before. In 2007, then a member of the Oakland Raiders, the big defensive lineman suffered a season-ending right knee injury in a Week 8 game against the Tennessee Titans, a big blow to the then 27-year-old’s promising fourth..." July 30
CSN New England "Vince Wilfork is tough to move when he’s on the field. It’s no surprise he’s hard to move when he’s laid low by injury. The Patriots defensive lineman hasn’t gone anywhere even though he’s lost for the rest of this year with the Achilles injury he suffered in Atlanta. Asked this week whether..." November 10
Tommy Kelly has been placed on injured reserve. His season is over.
RB Shane Vereen, who is eligible to return in Week 11, here at practice. DT Tommy Kelly & RB Leon Washington also here.
DT Tommy Kelly & RB Leon Washington not spotted for second straight practice. WR Danny Amendola & CB Aqib Talib again present.
Patriots absences at practice: CB Aqib Talib RB Leon Washington G Dan Connolly WR Danny Amendola DT Tommy Kelly.
Boston Herald "Tommy Kelly the new face on the interior of the Patriots defensive front knows exactly what’s coming in the wake of Vince Wilfork’s season-ending Achilles tear. Shoot he practically filled out a job application to become the offensive coordinator for the Bengals Saints and the Patriots’ other..." October 05
NESN "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..." April 08
Silver & Black Pride "The release of Tommy Kelly has been expected all off-season due to his 2013 salary cap hit of over $11 million. He leaves $6.3 million in dead money which gives the team almost $5 million in salary cap savings. The Raiders now sit at nearly $11 million under the 2013 salary cap. Kelly had..." March 27
Oakland Tribune "The Raiders are going to release veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly on Wednesday, according to a CBSSports.com report. Kelly, 32, has spent all nine of his NFL seasons with the Raiders after being signed as an undrafted free agent. Kelly is slated to earn $6.5 million in base salary in..." March 27
Silver & Black Pride "The Oakland Raiders are still trying to get themselves out from under a number of large contracts that have been preventing them from being big players in the free agent market. Now, it looks like defensive tackle Tommy Kelly may be the next man out the door as a cap casualty for the Oakland..." March 09
San Francisco Chronicle "Tommy Kelly is preparing to be released by the Raiders, ending a nine-year run in Oakland for the defensive tackle. He said he hasn't talked to anyone from the organization since the end of the regular season. "The writing is on the wall," Kelly said. "The team is going in another direction...." March 09