2,192

Raiders release DT Kelly, free up considerable cap space

The Raiders released veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly on Wednesday, freeing up approximately $5 million in salary-cap room.
Kelly, 32, as the longest-tenured position player on the Raiders roster. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski is the only player on the Raiders who has been on the roster longer than the nine seasons Kelly spent.
Kelly was slated to earn $6.5 million in base salary this season and count almost $11.1 million against the salary cap. He also was scheduled to make $7 million in base salary in 2014.
Kelly is the fourth veteran player released by the Raiders this offseason, joining wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, free safety Michael Huff and defensive lineman Dave Tollefson.
The release of Kelly means the Raiders are without their top three defensive tackles from last season, along with Richard Seymour and Desmond Bryant.
In response, the Raiders signed veterans Vance Walker and Pat Sims. They also have second-year player Christo Bilukidi as a potential replacement.

  • Share/Bookmark

Steve Corkran

  • RAIDERMAN99

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 11:28 am
    When Micheal joo Silver wrote that hate piece on Mark Davis weather any of it was true or not he showed what kind of douche he was.
    ===========================================
    joo ?

    What’s a joo ?

    Oh, you mean Jew.

    Any particular reason you brought that up ?

    Your anti-semitism is noted.

  • guest123

    PFW’s top ranked QB’s:

    1. Barkley
    2. Nassib
    3. Manuel
    4. Wilson
    5. Dysert
    6. Geno

    ^^^^^^^^

    LOLZ at Geno at the #3 spot!

  • Just Fire Baby

    GREG PAPA just refuted Silver story.. saying its coming from Palmers AGent Dunne

    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona. Raider have to time to move.

    ********************************

    Can we get this mof’ing con man outta here??

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    ESPN FIRST TAKE … STEPHEN A SMITH.. sticks up for RAIDER FANS.. and what they should do with CARSON PALMER. Was on this morning.

    Right here ON THE MONEY

    http://youtu.be/R1d7fj7mPPc

    ———————–

    I posted this 7 x already and I will post it 100 more if I have too. Not everyone has seen this. BYE PALMER.. u quit in cincy and ur agent is trying to get the Raiders to release you.

    Truth hurts though for some raider fans

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:16 pm
    It’s OK you Cult of Palmer worshipers, maybe a little Gang of Four jingle can snap you out of it.

    “The change will do you good
    I always knew it would
    Sometimes I’m thinking that I love you
    But I know it’s only lust”
    **********************************

    HAHAHAHAHA

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    GREG PAPA just refuted Silver story.. saying its coming from Palmers AGent Dunne

    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona. Raider have to time to move.

    ********************************

    Can we get this mof’ing con man outta here??
    *********************

    Aw Vegas…..do I even need to say it…I love Papa but man is he losing it now

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona.

    ——————————————

    With no roster bonuses, the Raiders can sit on Palmer through the summer. He won’t be starting for Arizona if that happens. It’s in his best interest for Dunne to start trying to facilitate a trade that’s favorable to the Raiders.

    ————————-

    Exactly.. which is why his Agent is acting like a bish on Palmers behalf crying to silver.. and silver in typical form is slandering the Raiders so the raiders could get fed up of Palmer and cut him.

    Reggie aint no bish.. talk to him like a man or dont talk to him at all. Gonna string him along like ROMAC

  • DutchRaider77

    2041.RaidingTexas Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
    Thank Mark, he’s the one who let Hue do whatever he wanted.

    ——————————————–

    Fair point.

    ___________________________________________________

    Well, one has to consider that according to Hue Jackson Al offered him the position of GM and he turned it down to be the HC. So Mark should have second guessed the decision of the guy that Al Davis wanted to be his GM?

    Or is Hue Jackson a liar?

  • Chris in NY

    Just a little something for the “Reggie had nothing to work with on this roster” crowd:

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet2h
    Already ex-#Raiders DT Tommy Kelly getting a ton of interest. His release was not a surprise. No doubt a few teams waited to pounce.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaidingTexas Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:18 pm
    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:

    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona.

    ——————————————

    With no roster bonuses, the Raiders can sit on Palmer through the summer. He won’t be starting for Arizona if that happens. It’s in his best interest for Dunne to start trying to facilitate a trade that’s favorable to the Raiders.
    **************************

    Get him outta here

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Chris In NY Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
    Just a little something for the “Reggie had nothing to work with on this roster” crowd:

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet2h
    Already ex-#Raiders DT Tommy Kelly getting a ton of interest. His release was not a surprise. No doubt a few teams waited to pounce.
    *******************************

    Kelly sucks and 2013 is his last year

  • Just Fire Baby

    I love Papa but man is he losing it now

    ******************************

    Palmer can take Papa with him for all I care.

    I remember last year in the preseason game in AZ, Papa didn’t even know the rules on intentional grounding.

    I think he was having a hard time reading the rule book through his scotch covered glasses.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    Just a little something for the “Reggie had nothing to work with on this roster” crowd:

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet2h
    Already ex-#Raiders DT Tommy Kelly getting a ton of interest. His release was not a surprise. No doubt a few teams waited to pounce.

    —————————

    That means nothing. You are forgetting Kelly was set to make 6.5 Million this year and was being paid like 7 million last year

    Watch Kelly get signed to a 3 yrs 6 million dollar deal.. yet he refused to take a pay cut with the Raiders.

    They can him him and his 1.5 sack and his offside penalties.. he quit on the raiders last year too

  • Follow the B@uceman

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona.

    ——————————————

    With no roster bonuses, the Raiders can sit on Palmer through the summer. He won’t be starting for Arizona if that happens. It’s in his best interest for Dunne to start trying to facilitate a trade that’s favorable to the Raiders.

    ————————-

    Exactly.. which is why his Agent is acting like a bish on Palmers behalf crying to silver.. and silver in typical form is slandering the Raiders so the raiders could get fed up of Palmer and cut him.

    Reggie aint no bish.. talk to him like a man or dont talk to him at all. Gonna string him along like ROMAC
    *****************************************

    Bishes hang with bishes…….Carson Palmer…ya bish ya bish

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    I love Papa but man is he losing it now

    ******************************

    Palmer can take Papa with him for all I care.

    I remember last year in the preseason game in AZ, Papa didn’t even know the rules on intentional grounding.

    I think he was having a hard time reading the rule book through his scotch covered glasses.
    **************************

    Vegas major faded and seems to diss Raider ppl on radio constantly these days….he is losing himself

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    One thing is forsure. PALMER will not be a RAIDER NEXT YEAR

  • DutchRaider77

    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona.

    ___________________________________________-

    That would be very disappointing and would make me believe that Palmer is a #&@$#$!

    I almost then want the Raiders to retain Palmer…have him return kicks/punts, the wedge breaker on kickoffs, play a little DT and impelnment the read/option offense…so that he would leave in a body bag.

  • Just Fire Baby

    ya bish ya bish

    **********************************

    Sounds weird, but when I hear Kendrick I can’t help but think about MR/RMR/Sully telling us about him “taking over the west coast rap game” like 3 years ago.

    How the F did that weird azz internet bozo know that?

  • Follow the B@uceman

    DutchRaider77 Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    Dunne is just tyring to strong arm the Raiders to release Palmer so he can go to Arizona.

    ___________________________________________-

    That would be very disappointing and would make me believe that Palmer is a #&@$#$!

    I almost then want the Raiders to retain Palmer…have him return kicks/punts, the wedge breaker on kickoffs, play a little DT and impelnment the read/option offense…so that he would leave in a body bag.
    *******************************

    HAHAHAHAHA we are harsh on the iba blog arent we?

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    i say bish.. cuz u cant even right the real word without having it edited it on here

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Just Fire Baby Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:25 pm
    ya bish ya bish

    **********************************

    Sounds weird, but when I hear Kendrick I can’t help but think about MR/RMR/Sully telling us about him “taking over the west coast rap game” like 3 years ago.

    How the F did that weird azz internet bozo know that?
    *********************************

    MR knows music biz well…I’ve always admitted that

  • Chris in NY

    RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    Just a little something for the “Reggie had nothing to work with on this roster” crowd:

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet2h
    Already ex-#Raiders DT Tommy Kelly getting a ton of interest. His release was not a surprise. No doubt a few teams waited to pounce.

    —————————

    That means nothing. You are forgetting Kelly was set to make 6.5 Million this year and was being paid like 7 million last year

    Watch Kelly get signed to a 3 yrs 6 million dollar deal.. yet he refused to take a pay cut with the Raiders.

    They can him him and his 1.5 sack and his offside penalties.. he quit on the raiders last year too

    ———————–

    I wasn’t advocating that we should’ve kept TK at his current salary.

    Just making a point that between Bryant, Wheeler, Huff, TK and others last year that if we had kept Hue in place and if Reggie did a better job of addressing needs (edge rusher, move the chains receiver) that we could’ve vied for a playoff spot and would not be mired in such a clusterfvck right now.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Kendrick Lamar is the dopest emcee out there….LA city should be proud….homeboy got hardest album ive heard in about 10 damn years

  • RaidingTexas

    Just a little something for the “Reggie had nothing to work with on this roster” crowd:

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet2h
    Already ex-#Raiders DT Tommy Kelly getting a ton of interest. His release was not a surprise. No doubt a few teams waited to pounce.

    ———————————————–

    Someone pounced on Stanford Routt too. Plenty of teams out there that think they can retread blown out tires.

    What’s your point?

  • NGRaiderfan

    Does anyone still want this palmer guy? He doesnt een wana be here. Like i said from the jump. Should trade his punk @ss to the jags for anyone on their roster or any pick they can give us. Tell him “F u, kick rocks”

  • Priesttj12

    Charlie Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:06 pm
    Too many keep saying we are cheap.
    NO NO NO. (Nein Nein Nein).

    We are simply paying players for what they are worth for the first time in ten agonizing years.

    A 4-12 team should be about $30 million under the cap.
    Aren’t you tired of seeing a clumsy Oaf like Kelly wandering around the field jumping offsides??????
    Kelly makes Jamarcus look like a Rhodes scholar!!

    Draft some players that contribute and win some games and you will see salaries go up.

    We sure as he$$ are not going to make the same mistakes and pay pretenders like Sapp, Seymour, Jordan, Walker, Wilson, Brown, Boss, Moss, Warren etc. big money.

    We all know that does not work.
    ****************************************
    Fool shut up! how do you know what a player is worth. Sit down and shut up!

  • Follow the B@uceman

    NGRaiderfan Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    Does anyone still want this palmer guy? He doesnt een wana be here. Like i said from the jump. Should trade his punk @ss to the jags for anyone on their roster or any pick they can give us. Tell him “F u, kick rocks”
    *******************************

    6:15 I be kickin her out

  • Chris in NY

    TK did not play well for us last year, but was very good the two prior seasons. I think he will sign with a contender and do quite well this season.

    Last year I believe he checked out on the new regime. Don’t think he’s the only one either.

    Remember the brawl in Cincy? Raiders guys were going over and high-fiving and hugging Hue Jackson.

  • Purvisman/Intrepid/Eternal Optimist

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    Greg Papa is a Palmer lover and will do anything he can to make sure Palmer stays here…..dont be so easily fooled
    =======================================================

    B, you’re IQ’s on the line here…And Silver is?

  • inonewordraider

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Kendrick Lamar is the dopest emcee out there….LA city should be proud….homeboy got hardest album ive heard in about 10 damn years
    _________
    i haven’t kept up with the newer stuff, but heard this album and was blown away

    oh and kelly should have been cut, but i told he’d garner the most interest of the cut Raiders

  • Just Fire Baby

    I usually locate the dudes who play with apathy a lot quicker then I did with Carson, but at least I ultimately saw it.

    Dudes in here still fighting it!!!!

    Carson is about as uninspiring a QB as humanly possible.

    Carson’s ultimate Raider highlight should be the last second, completely meaningless TD against Cleveland, followed by Myers spiking the ball and Carson giving him a hug.

    Someone should have punched both those idiots as soon as they went to the sidelines.

  • Priesttj12

    Is Aaron Rodgers worth 25 $milll the GB Packers are paying him???? Helll NOO!!!

    But they’re paying him aren’t they, you have to pay someone………or get out of the game…………period

  • hwnrdr

    2073.Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Kendrick Lamar is the dopest emcee out there….LA city should be proud….homeboy got hardest album ive heard in about 10 damn years

    Gotta a pool full of liquor and we dive in!

  • raidertbone

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Ravens make a play for #55

  • Priesttj12

    $25 million per year, NO ONE is worth that. If there is a out of whack contract THAT’S IT!

  • Charlie

    CHRIS

    We were 45-99 prior to DA and Reggie under 6 different coaching staffs.

    You seem to forget-our players were VERY VERY BAD!!!!!!

    That includes Kelly. An overpaid out of shape clown!

  • Just Fire Baby

    Is Aaron Rodgers worth 25 $milll the GB Packers are paying him???? Helll NOO!!!

    ***************************

    Aaron Rodgers is worth $50 million per season realistically in his prime.

    Dude won a Super Bowl with a 30th ranked defense and a horrendous O-line.

  • Marks hair

    2081.. our “leaders”

  • raidertbone

    I’ll bet that DHB will end up in Washington – that would be, basically, back home for him.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Bo Schembechler Jackson Says:
    October 19th, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Palmer also has a much quicker release. Can take advantage of open WRs faster, with fewer strips.

    JC brought the ball way down south like Valenzuela or Tiant.
    ***********************************

    This is what ppl were saying when palmer came here…B@uceman knew better

  • theghostronin79

    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    When Palmer is officially outta here and no longer a raider…how many bloggers will commit suicide

    =============

    Uhhhhhh…….Maybe ONE….

    I think the folks labeled Palmer “Haters” and “Supporters” are arguing two COMPLETELY different sides of a story….

    and I think people in both factions have fantastic points.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Inonewordraider Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:31 pm
    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Kendrick Lamar is the dopest emcee out there….LA city should be proud….homeboy got hardest album ive heard in about 10 damn years
    _________
    i haven’t kept up with the newer stuff, but heard this album and was blown away

    oh and kelly should have been cut, but i told he’d garner the most interest of the cut Raiders
    ********************************

    I was too….LA rappers generally talking that jeri curl gangsta stuff…but homeboy got lyrical talent

    Kelly sux…thank god he done

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Theghostronin79 Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    When Palmer is officially outta here and no longer a raider…how many bloggers will commit suicide

    =============

    Uhhhhhh…….Maybe ONE….

    I think the folks labeled Palmer “Haters” and “Supporters” are arguing two COMPLETELY different sides of a story….

    and I think people in both factions have fantastic points.
    ***********************

    No only one side had a point as a few on this thread who supported Palmer are now against him….thats proof….Haters win supporters lose

  • jackasspuria

    Priesttj12

    Ah, yes.

    The perfect Markie excuse…

    “I can’t do it, I’m not my father. Let me hire someone else to run this thing, let him fail so I can get away scott free. No blame for me. It was all McKenzie.”

    Yeah, yeah.

    Mark still signs Reggie’s check’s. So he’s the one to blame.

  • Priesttj12

    Ian Rapoport‏@RapSheet2h
    Already ex-#Raiders DT Tommy Kelly getting a ton of interest. His release was not a surprise. No doubt a few teams waited to pounce.
    ************************************
    This surprises you why? the only team our players can’t play for is us. They all stink as long as they’re here. Other teams can’t wait for our sucka GM to cut ‘em.

  • RaidersAllday_LtsGeTit

    1. PAPA said on the day he was traded.. He didnt want Palmer.. he didnt want to give a 1st or a 2nd round for Palmer the day it happened.

    2. He started to like Carson over the year his professionalism

    3. Now Papa wants Carson gone.. and The agent is trying to get Carson gone.. and he think the Cardinals already have a deal in place for Carson even though its tampering…

    Raiders dont have to do anything. Papa says his agent is looking at the date.. the draft is coming up..and anything could happen so he is trying to Get palmer a new job fast before the draft happens and he wants Palmer cut like today

    Papa said expect a new story to come out every day about Palmer wanting to be gone

  • http://alswingman.blogspot.com alswingman

    Other teams are after Flynn. It may come down to money and not having enough of it to make the right offer.

  • Follow the B@uceman

    Hwnrdr Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    2073.Follow the B@uceman Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:27 pm
    Kendrick Lamar is the dopest emcee out there….LA city should be proud….homeboy got hardest album ive heard in about 10 damn years

    Gotta a pool full of liquor and we dive in!
    ******************************************

    Carson….loss…USC……loss
    Traded….loss…..traded….loss

  • theghostronin79

    Carson is about as uninspiring a QB as humanly possible.
    ==============

    That being said, I found TP’s “Sh*t lot” performance in “Garbage time” more inspiring…..Truth.

    Actually scored some Touchdowns…..Mehhh, can’t please nobody.

  • Chris in NY

    Charlie Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    CHRIS

    We were 45-99 prior to DA and Reggie under 6 different coaching staffs.

    You seem to forget-our players were VERY VERY BAD!!!!!!

    That includes Kelly. An overpaid out of shape clown!

    —————————

    We were also 16-16 the two seasons immediately before their arrival and had a substantial upgrade at QB entering the 2012 season.

    Anyway, even 45-99 is a better winning pct than 4-12.

    FYI, 3 of the 4 wins came against a pair of 2-14 teams. Could’ve easily been much worse.