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Sedrick Ellis | Defensive Lineman

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 307
College: USC
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Bears DT Sedrick Ellis has retired from football.
Still just 28, Ellis signed a one-year, $1 million contract in June and was expected to serve as interior defensive line depth. He didn't show for camp. The early retirement caps a busted NFL career for Ellis, who was billed as an impact pass rusher when the Saints took him seventh overall in the 2008 draft. The USC product finishes his career with just 12.5 sacks across five seasons. Thu, Jul 25, 2013 12:35:00 PM

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Bears agreed to terms with DT Sedrick Ellis, formerly of the Saints, on a one-year contract.

Ellis will provide depth along the Bears' deep defensive line. The 2008 first-round bust has just 0.5 sacks over the past two seasons despite 31 starts. That horrendous number would be a bit easier to swallow had Ellis stood out as a run defender, but he hasn't. Going on 28, Ellis won't be guaranteed a roster spot, but has the inside track. Perhaps he'll be more effective in a reserve role, but we doubt it.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 04:08:00 PM

Free agent DT Sedrick Ellis will visit the Bears and Lions this week.

Ellis worked out for the Patriots on Friday, but left without a deal. The seventh overall pick in the 2008 draft, Ellis will be rotational depth wherever he lands.
Mon, Jun 3, 2013 03:45:00 PM

Patriots worked out free agent DT Sedrick Ellis on Friday.

The former first-round pick was a bust in New Orleans and hadn't generated any buzz in free agency up to this point. The Patriots have been churning their depth at defensive tackle, and are likely just performing their due diligence. Ellis, whose forte was supposed to be as a pass rushing three-technique, has only 12.5 career sacks.
Fri, May 31, 2013 04:45:00 PM

XTRA 910 Arizona's Mike Jurecki is "hearing" the Cardinals may be interested in free agent DT Sedrick Ellis.

Ellis hasn't generated any buzz on the open market, but the Cardinals are on the prowl for a defensive tackle. Ellis would be in line for only a small signing bonus, and wouldn't be guaranteed a roster spot in Arizona. The former No. 7 overall pick has just 0.5 sacks over his past 31 games.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Free agent DT Sedrick Ellis says he has been in contact with the Saints about re-signing.

Ellis, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2008 draft, has drawn zero known interest since free agency opened, but says he's spoke with multiple clubs. Billed as a solid pass rusher coming out of USC, Ellis has just 0.5 sacks over his last 31 games. He shouldn't get much more than the minimum.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 09:52:00 PM

The Saints haven't had any contract talks with free agent DT Sedrick Ellis.

Ellis hasn't lived up to his No. 7 overall draft pick status since being selected there in 2008. The one-dimensional pass-rushing Ellis has 12.5 career sacks. He checks in near the bottom of our free-agent defensive tackle rankings.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 08:23:00 PM

ESPN's Pat Yasinskas does not expect the Saints to bring back free agent DT Sedrick Ellis.

One of the biggest busts of the 2008 draft class, Ellis has managed just 0.5 sacks over his last 31 games. His fate was likely sealed even before the Saints made the move to a 3-4. Ellis will get another chance, likely on a "prove it" deal with a 4-3 team.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 10:28:00 AM

Saints DT Sedrick Ellis is not expected back with the team in 2013.

Ellis' rookie deal is up after the season, and he's never lived up to expectations inherent for a top-ten draft pick. Ellis was the seventh overall pick in 2008. Billed as a three-technique, pass-rusher coming out of USC, Ellis has 0.5 sacks in his last 24 games. He's also been only an above-average run defender.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 07:47:00 PM

Due more than $6 million between salary and bonuses, the New Orleans Times-Picayune believes Saints DT Sedrick Ellis is a candidate for release.

Going into the final year of his rookie deal, the former No. 7 pick notched just 29 tackles and 0.5 sacks last season despite playing 723 snaps. However, the Times-Picayune believes the Saints will likely give Ellis one more chance to prove himself under new DC Steve Spagnuolo. He could still be asked to take a pay-cut.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 10:40:00 AM

Saints DT Sedrick Ellis suffered a quad injury in the Week 11 win over the Seahawks.

Ellis wouldn't have practiced Monday had the team not been given a day off. With the short week, Ellis' status for Week 12 appears to be very much in question. It would be a big loss for the Saints, as the former first-round pick is playing the best ball of his career.
Tue, Nov 23, 2010 11:16:00 AM

Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis believes third year DT Sedrick Ellis is finally playing like a top 10 pick.

Ellis finally seems to have figured out defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' scheme, and has turned himself into a valuable player for the defending champions. The former USC star is 100% healthy and is on pace for a 12 sack season.
Sun, Oct 10, 2010 09:41:00 AM

Saints DT Sedrick Ellis' troublesome knee is expected to be near 100 percent for the postseason.

Ellis sprained his knee in early November and experienced lingering issues after returning late in the year. He sat out Week 17 because the Saints wanted him healthy for the playoffs. The centerpiece of New Orleans' boom-or-bust run defense, Ellis ended the regular season with 34 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Wed, Jan 6, 2010 02:57:00 PM

Saints declared DT Sedrick Ellis (knee) inactive for Saturday's game against the Cowboys.

It's a big blow to the Saints' run defense. Look for Marion Barber to have a little more success running up the gut. The Saints also declared TE Jeremy Shockey, K John Carney, DB Usama Young, DB Marcus McCauley, CB Jabari Greer, LB Anthony Waters, G Jamar Nesbit and TE Jeremy Shockey inactive. Garrett Hartley will kick.
Sat, Dec 19, 2009 07:16:00 PM

Saints DT Sedrick Ellis is listed as questionable for Saturday night after developing a sore knee during practice this week.

He missed Friday's workout and appears very questionable to doubtful for Saturday night's game. Without Ellis for four games earlier this season, New Orleans was obliterated by the run. Give Marion Barber's fantasy matchup a major upgrade if Ellis is among the Saints' inactive players in Week 15.
Fri, Dec 18, 2009 05:18:00 PM

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