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Shaun Ellis | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 290
College: Tennessee
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The Boston Herald confirms the Patriots have no interest in re-signing free agent DE Shaun Ellis.
The Patriots lost Mark Anderson and are waiting for free agent Andre Carter to make progress in his recovery from a torn quad, but they don't want the 35-year-old Ellis back as even bargain-basement depth. Ellis lost his starting job early last season, and is far from guaranteed of cracking anybody's Week 1 roster. Tue, Apr 10, 2012 09:42:00 AM

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Free agent DE Shaun Ellis "looks to be done," according to the Boston Globe.

Ellis entered the season as an early-down starter, only to lose his job to Brandon Deaderick down the stretch. Turning 35 in June, the respected veteran won't be back with the Patriots in 2012.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012 09:45:00 AM

Patriots DE Shaun Ellis was benched for Brandon Deaderick in the Patriots' Week 11 game against the Chiefs.

Ellis left the locker room quickly after the game, and already coming off the field on passing downs he could find himself planted on the bench. Barring an unexpected development, his one year, $4 million contract will be considered a waste.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 02:03:00 AM

Patriots DE Shaun Ellis could miss this week's game against the Giants after suffering bruised ribs in Week 8.

The injury isn't expected to keep him out beyond this week. Brandon Deaderick, who made his 2011 debut last week, is expected to see an increased role.
Tue, Nov 1, 2011 07:33:00 PM

Patriots DE Shaun Ellis was forced from Sunday's game against the Steelers with a ribs injury, and is questionable to return.

Ellis has been taken to the locker room. Brandon Deaderick, who is making his 2011 debut today, is filling in along the Patriots' defensive line.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 05:22:00 PM

Shaun Ellis will earn $4 million on his one-year deal with the Patriots and can make another $1 million in incentives.

According to ESPN's John Clayton, the Jets offered Ellis just $910,000 on a one-year deal. The contract shows that Ellis is a strong bet to win a starting job in New England despite impressive depth at defensive end. It's also yet another sign that the Patriots are going to play more of a 4-3 scheme on defense this season.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 12:54:00 PM

Patriots agreed to terms with DE Shaun Ellis, formerly of the Jets.

Offered the veteran's minimum by the Jets, it's unclear if Ellis' Patriots contract includes any guaranteed money. Ellis had clearly lost a step last season, but as evidenced by his monster playoff performance against the team he is now joining, he can still be a productive player. He's an excellent depth signing for what should be an improved Patriots' defensive line.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 10:33:00 AM

The Patriots worked out free agent DE Shaun Ellis on Thursday.

The Jets have a contract offer out to Ellis, but he's likely trying to secure some guaranteed money. We doubt the Patriots will buck up at what's suddenly become one of their deepest positions. Ellis could play more snaps in New York.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 05:59:00 PM

The Jets have offered free agent DE Shaun Ellis a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.

That would be $910,000. Ellis' agent says the 11-year veteran is "weighing options." Entering his age-34 season, Ellis would provide the Jets with some valuable insurance along the defensive line if rookie Muhammad Wilkerson isn't ready to go.
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 04:31:00 PM

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum has been in touch with free agent DE Shaun Ellis since the lockout ended.

"I talked to Shaun the other day; had a great talk with him," Tannenbaum said. "He’s assessing his options. And he's the longest-tenured Jet, that means a lot to me. We’ll see what happens." The Jets likely want to fast-track rookie Muhammad Wilkerson into the starting lineup, so Ellis might only be a backup.
Mon, Aug 1, 2011 06:32:00 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini believes that free agent DE Shaun Ellis has "probably" earned a new contract from the Jets.

Ellis is entering his age-34 season, but showed he still has something left by dominating the Patriots in the Divisional Round. With the Jets short on defensive ends, Ellis is a good bet to get a one-year deal.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 11:17:00 AM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini believes the Jets "might be able to squeeze one more season" out of DE Shaun Ellis.

Ellis turns 34 in June, but is coming off a season that saw him rank as ProFootballFocus' No. 4 overall 3-4 defensive end. The Jets would be smart to re-sign the impending free agent, especially considering their lack of depth. A one-year deal would make sense for the Jets.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011 08:49:00 AM

Jets DE Shaun Ellis (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Ellis reportedly took a pain-killing injection earlier in the week and this morning. An underrated asset along the Jets' defensive line, Ellis will be a key to the game plan for Rex Ryan. It's also worth noting that after dressing 11 defense backs last week, the Jets have 10 up this week. Jets inactives: FB John Conner, DL Vernon Gholston, DL Jarron Gilbert, TE Matthew Mulligan, TE Jeff Cumberland, WR Patrick Turner third QB Kellen Clemens and DE Marcus Dixon.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011 05:09:00 PM

Although he is listed as questionable for this evening's AFC Championship game, Jets DE Shaun Ellis (knee) is fully expected to play.

He did not practice on Friday, but head coach Rex Ryan has said all along he will give it a go today. Ellis wreaked havoc on the Patriots last Sunday, and will be key today as the Jets look to force Ben Roethlisberger out of the pocket and into mistakes.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011 09:15:00 AM

Jets DE Shaun Ellis predicted on Friday that rookie Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will have trouble picking up the Jets' complicated blitzes this Sunday.

"Our defense is fairly complicated, so I think he’ll struggle a little bit with the pick-ups on the blitz," were Ellis' exact words. Pro Bowl bound, Pouncey retorted "I didn’t struggle last time (Pittsburgh's Week 15 loss to the Jets)." Pro Bowler or not, Pouncey had a tendency to get pushed back into the pocket this season, and will be facing perhaps his stiffest test this Sunday. If he stands his ground, he'll go a long way toward helping the Steelers to their third Super Bowl appearance in six years.
Fri, Jan 21, 2011 10:44:00 AM

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