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Cardinals sign former Patriots DT Tommy Kelly

This is a 2014 photo of Tommy Kelly of the New England Patriots NFL football team. This image reflects the New England Patriots active roster as of Tuesday, June 17, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

This is a 2014 photo of Tommy Kelly of the New England Patriots NFL football team. This image reflects the New England Patriots active roster as of Tuesday, June 17, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

The Arizona Cardinals signed Tommy Kelly, two days after he was cut by the New England Patriots.

The 33-year-old Kelly is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL but was playing with the Patriots’ first-team defense this preseason before he was cut.

The Cardinals were in the market for a tackle after Darnell Dockett went down with a season-ending knee injury.

Kelly played nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders before moving to the Patriots last year. He played in five games for the Patriots before the knee injury ended his season.

Kelly started every game for Oakland his last five years with the Raiders.

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