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Patriots sign former Raiders defensive lineman Tommy Kelly

Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff  April 8, 2013 04:30 PM

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The Patriots have agreed to a two-year contract with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, the Globe's Shalise Manza Young has confirmed.

The deal was first reported by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

Kelly, 32, is a nine-year veteran who played his entire career with the Oakland Raiders before being released March 27. He started all 16 games last year, compiling 45 tackles and a sack. He has 289 career tackles and 34 sacks, along with 16 passes defensed.

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