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Shaun Ellis | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (40) / 6/24/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 290
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (12) / NYJ
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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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3Jason Hatcher
4Charles Johnson
5Jared Odrick
6Eugene Sims
7Chris Canty
8Jeoffrey Pagan
9Wallace Gilberry
10Darryl Tapp
11Michael Buchanan
12Karl Klug
13Howard Jones
14Chris Clemons
15Cory Redding
16Kendall Langford
17Ropati Pitoitua
18Jaye Howard
19DeAngelo Tyson
20Quinton Coples
21Johnny Maxey
22Lawrence Sidbury
23Kenton Adeyemi
24Dylan Wynn
25Fili Moala
26David Moala
27Joe Kruger
28Kenny Horsley
29Emmanuel Dieke
30Josh Boyd
31Justin Trattou
32Ed Stinson
33Ryan Davis
34Keith Browner
35Scott Crichton
36Phillip Hunt
37Henry Melton
38Vaughn Martin
39George Uko
40Ryan Russell
41Ray Drew
42B.J. McBryde
43Mehdi Abdesmad
44Max Valles
45Ishaq Williams
46Dan Pettinato
47B.J. Larsen
DT1Tyson Jackson
2Doug Worthington
3Ken Bishop
4Dwan Edwards
5Paul Soliai
6Desmond Bryant
7Markus Kuhn
8Colin Cole
9Glenn Foster
10Kenrick Ellis
11Jerel Worthy
12Ryan Carrethers
13Brandon Bair
14Mike Martin
15Taniela Tupou
16Alan Branch
17Khyri Thornton
18Lawrence Virgil
19Charles Walker
20Caushaud Lyons
21Eric Crume
22Jason Jones
23Sen'Derrick Marks
24Ego Ferguson
25Bobby Richardson
26Martin Ifedi
NT1Josh Chapman
2Jeremiah Ratliff
3Brodrick Bunkley
4Letroy Guion
5Dan Williams
6Louis Trinca-Pasat
7Terry Williams
8Antwaun Woods
9Devaunte Sigler
10Travian Robertson
11Iosia Iosia
12DeAngelo Brown
13Sione Fua
14T.J. Barnes
15Jacobbi McDaniel
16C.J. Wilson
17Roy Miller
18Roy Philon
19Montori Hughes
20Jerrell Powe
21Ricky Lumpkin
22Jasper Coleman
23Matt Conrath
24Cam Thomas
25William Campbell
26Mike Purcell
27Alameda Ta'amu
28Christo Bilukidi
29Chigbo Anunoby
30Mike Thornton
31Delvon Simmons
32Cameron Botticelli
33Chuka Ndulue
34Josh Watson
35David Carter
36Tevita Finau
37Kyle Rose
38Demetris Anderson
39Chris Neild
40Isaako Aaitui
41Christian Tupou
42Luther Robinson
43Josh Augusta
MLB1David Harris
2Rey Maualuga
3Dewey McDonald
4Uani' Unga
5Kenneth Olugbode
6James Laurinaitis
7Jason Williams
8Allen Bradford
9Arthur Brown
10Nick Moody
11Deontae Skinner
12Henry Coley
13Marshall McFadden
14Nate Boyer
15Shayne Skov
16Max Bullough
17Jerry Franklin
18Sae Tautu
19Andrew Hudson
20Montese Overton
21Brandon Chubb
22Kache Palacio
23Jacob Lindsey
24Justin Durant
25Jack Lynn
26Tony Steward
27Terrance Plummer
28Anthony Harrell
29Darnell Sankey
30John Lotulelei
31Chris Young
32Sam Barrington
33Donnie Baggs
34Steven Daniels
WLB1DeAndre Levy
2Chris White
3Larry Dean
4James-Michael Johnson
5A.J. Hawk
6Keith Rivers
7Eric Pinkins
8Brandon Watts
9Bo Lokombo
10Darien Harris
11Darreon Herring
12Troy Davis
13C.J. Johnson
14Justin Horton
15Don Cherry
16Austin Calitro
17Dillon Lee
18Raphael Kirby
19Justin Anderson
20Matthew Wells
21Alex Singleton
22Jerrell Harris
23Darius Eubanks
24Travis Long
25Marquis Spruill
26Torrey Green
27Adam Bighill
28Donavin Newsom
29Nick Usher
30Lucas Wacha
31James Davidson
32Courtland Clavette
33Jared Koster
34Tyler Gray
35Abner Logan
36Connor Harris
37D.J. Lynch
SLB1Mychal Kendricks
2Lawrence Timmons
3Victor Butler
4Ashlee Palmer
5Michael Mauti
6James Gaines
7Danny Lansanah
8Josh Perry
9Jake Ganus
10Shea McClellin
11J.T. Thomas
12Jo-Lonn Dunbar
13Quentin Groves
14Mike Mohamed
15Myke Tavarres
16Ronald Powell
17Tyler Starr
18Josh McNary
19Mike Moore
20Zeek Bigger
21Cap Capi
22Lamar Louis
23Travis Feeney
24Jimmie Gilbert
25Darius English
26Ladell Fleming
27Keshaun Malone
28Jared Barber
29Xzavier Dickson
30Markus Pierce-Brewster
31Justin Jackson
32Josh Kaddu
33Travis Lewis
34Bjoern Werner
35Mister Alexander
36Jayson DiManche
37Matt Robinson
38Gionni Paul
39Ka'Lial Glaud
40Antonio Longino
41Ivan McLennan
42Cameron Lawrence
ILB1Jerrell Freeman
2D'Qwell Jackson
3Curtis Lofton
4Nate Irving
5Daryl Washington
6Erin Henderson
7Glenn Carson
8Cory James
9David Talley
10Josh Mauga
11David Hawthorne
12Kenny Demens
13Spencer Paysinger
14Zaviar Gooden
15Neiron Ball
16Jamari Lattimore
17Brad Jones
18Jeff Luc
19Sio Moore
20Quentin Gause
21Justin Tuggle
22Taiwan Jones
23Frank Shannon
24Kaelin Burnett
25Kevin Reddick
26Reggie Northrup
OLB1Manny Lawson
2Willie Young
3Jarvis Jones
4Tony Washington
5Jonathan Newsome
6Randell Johnson
7Tamba Hali
8Gerald Rivers
9Dezman Moses
10Jason Neill
11IK Enemkpali
12Dan Skuta
13Justin Staples
14Sage Harold
15Diaheem Watkins
16Corey Lemonier
17Jarius Wynn
CB1Sean Smith
2Tracy Porter
3Leodis McKelvin
4Bashaud Breeland
5Marcus Williams
6Antonio Cromartie
7Keenan Lewis
8Jeremy Lane
9Ron Brooks
10Brandon Flowers
11Chris Houston
12Tim Jennings
13Cortland Finnegan
14Nolan Carroll
15Cortez Allen
16Darrelle Revis
17Cariel Brooks
18Trey Caldwell
19Mohammed Seisay
20Bill Bentley
21Delvin Breaux
22Justin Gilbert
23Adam Jones
24Brandon Dixon
25Alfonzo Dennard
26Bradley Fletcher
27Zackary Bowman
28R.J. Stanford
29Kayvon Webster
30Kenneth Acker
31Lardarius Webb
32Chris Cook
33Alan Ball
34Brandon Boykin
35Ri'Shard Anderson
36Kyle Arrington
37Darrin Walls
38Isaiah Frey
39Antwon Blake
40Dwayne Gratz
41Dax Swanson
42Jumal Rolle
43Darren Woodard
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3Ron Parker
4Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
5Channing Stribling
6Robert Blanton
7Winston Guy
8Josh Furman
9Bacarri Rambo
10Travell Dixon
11Dion Bailey
12Quintin Demps
13Kenny Phillips
14Daimion Stafford
15Ed Reynolds
16Pierre Warren
17Ross Madison
18Tim Scott
19Wes Miller
20Harold Jones-Quartey
21Tyrequek Zimmerman
22Ironhead Gallon
23Daniel Henry
24Denzel Johnson
25Christian Bryant
26Lonnie Ballentine
27D.J. Campbell
28Jean Fanor
29Khalid Wooten
30Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
31Rahim Moore
32Marcus Ball
33Ross Weaver
34Jordan Lomax
35Gerod Holliman
36Alex Gray
37Robenson Therezie
38Nate Ness
39Malcolm Bronson
40Stevie Brown
41Marcus McWilson
42Durell Eskridge
43Lee Hightower
44Josh Evans
45Landon Feichter
46Anthony Walters
47Desmond Cooper
48Ras-I Dowling
49Aaron Taylor
50Justin Cox
51Brandan Bishop
52Chris Hackett
SS1William Moore
2Antrel Rolle
3Aaron Williams
4Will Blackmon
5Brandon Browner
6Jimmy Wilson
7Duke Ihenacho
8J.J. Wilcox
9Cooper Taylor
10Major Wright
11Taylor Mays
12Duke Williams
13Phillip Thomas
14Brian Randolph
15Demarkus Perkins
16Lamarcus Brutus
17Floyd Raven
18Dante Barnett
19Jarrod Harper
20Josh Aubrey
21Robert Lester
22Otha Foster
23Akeem Davis
24Kimario McFadden
25Brandian Ross
26Shiloh Keo
27Robert Smith
28Ray Vinopal
29Justin Halley
30Dexter McCoil
31K.J. Dillon
32Elijah Shumate
33Jered Bell
34Joe Powell
35Lorenzo Jerome
36Ryan Murphy
37Terrish Webb
38Omar Bolden
39Calvin Pryor
40Vinnie Sunseri
41B.J. Lowery
42Jordan Kovacs
43Jemea Thomas
44Rickey Jefferson
45Deron Washington
46Anthony Jefferson
47Brian Blechen
48Jadar Johnson
49A.J. Stamps
50Erick Dargan
51Brandon Person
52Corey White
53Ian Wild
54Cedric Thompson
55Michael Caputo
56Brian Suite
57Shamiel Gary
58Anthony Cioffi
59Shak Randolph
60Malik Smith
61Jordan Sullen
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2Drew Butler
3Matt Darr
4Brad Nortman
5Brad Wing
6Steve Weatherford
7Dave Zastudil
8Tim Masthay
9Spencer Lanning
10Cody Mandell
11Kyle Christy
12Garrett Swanson
13Tom Hackett
14Taylor Symmank
15Kenny Allen
16Austin Rehkow
17Brandon Fields
18Steven Clark
19A.J. Hughes
20Toby Baker
21Richie Leone
22Will Monday
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24Colby Wadman
25Peter Mortell
26Ben LeCompte
27Kip Smith
28Robert Malone
29Swayze Waters
30Will Johnson