Raiders make it official, release Tommy Kelly
A day after CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora tweeted that the Raiders and defensive lineman Tommy Kelly would part ways, the organization did just that Wednesday afternoon.
The Raiders today have released Tommy Kelly. The club appreciates his service, dedication and toughness.— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) March 27, 2013
Originally a free agent out of Mississippi State, Kelly has spent all nine of his NFL seasons in Oakland. Before his release, he was scheduled to make $6.5 million in 2013. As La Canfora noted, Kelly should garner plenty of interest on the open market.
Meanwhile, it's been a busy offseason for the Raiders. The team lost six players to free agency -- linebacker Philip Wheeler (to the Dolphins), safety Mike Mitchell (Panthers), tight end Brandon Myers (Giants), running back Mike Goodson (Jets), defensive lineman Desmond Bryant (Browns), defensive end Matt Shaughnessy (Cardinals) -- and also released former first-rounders safety Michael Huff (Ravens) and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, and defensive end Dave Tollefson.
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