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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:15 pm    Post subject: Patriots sign former Raiders DL Tommy Kelly to 2-year deal Reply with quote

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Source: #Patriots and former #Raiders DT Tommy Kelly agree to a two-year deal, I'm told. Great fit. Bet @wilfork75 will be pumped.


http://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/321340494628130816

The long-time Raiders DT recorded 14.5 sacks during the 2010-2011 seasons but those are sandwiched between 1 sack seasons in 2009 and 2012.

Kelly started every game since the 2008 season and should provide much needed interior pass-rush help for the Patriots IF motivated.



***Update***
Breakdown of Kelly's contract:
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2013
Base salary: $950,000
Workout bonus: $50,000
Roster bonus: $31,250 per game that Kelly is active (maximum value of $500,000)

2014
Base salary: $1.95 million
Workout bonus: $50,000
Roster bonus: $31,250 per game that Kelly is active (maximum value of $500,000)


http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post/_/id/4741948/inside-kellys-two-year-deal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of when the Patriots signed Albert Haynesworth. Not as bad as him in terms of volatility but I wouldn't call this a 'great' signing...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not surprised at all.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haynesworth and Chad cured me of my optimism. As such I shall spew a satisfyingly down-beat company line:

Kelly sucks. He will not be good here. He will be cut before training camp. Also BB can't evaluate talent and relies on signing vets. The Pats are screwed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheVillain112 wrote:
Reminds me of when the Patriots signed Albert Haynesworth. Not as bad as him in terms of volatility but I wouldn't call this a 'great' signing...


It's a fair comparison, but like with Haynesworth there's a ton of ability if (I realize it's a big if) he can get motivated it could be a huge boost for the interior line. It's another low risk, high reward type situation.
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TheVillain112 wrote:
Reminds me of when the Patriots signed Albert Haynesworth. Not as bad as him in terms of volatility but I wouldn't call this a 'great' signing...


It's a fair comparison, but like with Haynesworth there's a ton of ability if (I realize it's a big if) he can get motivated it could be a huge boost for the interior line. It's another low risk, high reward type situation.


I think he will do very well in NE. Keeping him motivated and in line are top priorities for him. Way to many penalties and dumb plays.
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TheVillain112 wrote:
Reminds me of when the Patriots signed Albert Haynesworth. Not as bad as him in terms of volatility but I wouldn't call this a 'great' signing...


It's a fair comparison, but like with Haynesworth there's a ton of ability if (I realize it's a big if) he can get motivated it could be a huge boost for the interior line. It's another low risk, high reward type situation.


Agreed. If it works out, Kelly and Fork will be tough to stop. Just not sure if the Patriots can get everything out of Kelly. Or get it out of him consistently I should say. He'll at least flash at times which Haynesworth couldn't even do...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this better than the Haynesworth signing, Haynesworth had made enough money where he was ready to quit football. I think Tommy Kelly still would like another contract.
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Probably will make the team as a rotational pass rusher, not a starter. The Patriots always do this kind of thing, picking up "declining" veterans for cheap. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't. We'll see.
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MonserinNC wrote:
I like this better than the Haynesworth signing, Haynesworth had made enough money where he was ready to quit football. I think Tommy Kelly still would like another contract.


Kelly will be going on 35 when this contract is up, can't see many teams lining up at that point.
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MonserinNC wrote:
I like this better than the Haynesworth signing, Haynesworth had made enough money where he was ready to quit football. I think Tommy Kelly still would like another contract.


Kelly will be going on 35 when this contract is up, can't see many teams lining up at that point.


Oh ok yikes, I didnt know he was that old, yea this probably is a little closer to the Haynesworth signing now, haha, he might have the title motivation more than Haynesworth did though.
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I like this better than the Haynesworth signing, Haynesworth had made enough money where he was ready to quit football. I think Tommy Kelly still would like another contract.


Kelly will be going on 35 when this contract is up, can't see many teams lining up at that point.


Oh ok yikes, I didnt know he was that old, yea this probably is a little closer to the Haynesworth signing now, haha, he might have the title motivation more than Haynesworth did though.


he's 32
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's an old depth signing, closer to Gerard Warren or Shaun Ellis were with the Patriots then fat Albert.

Don't make much of this move, because there's little to make of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

called this when we cut him...good pick up for NE
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They love our scraps. Interesting to see an outspoken guy with Belichick. Doubt it lasts long, but we'll see.
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