Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Jul 25 '13

DT Sedrick Ellis has told the Bears he intends to retire.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Jun 11 '13

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 notched just 0.5 sacks over the past two seasons despite starting 31 games. 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.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Jun 03 '13

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 pick in the 2008 draft, Ellis will be rotational depth wherever he lands.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI May 31 '13

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, who's forte was supposed to be as a pass rushing three-technique, has only 12.5 career sacks.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Apr 30 '13

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.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Apr 11 '13

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 he does add that he has been speaking with "other teams," too. 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 wherever he lands.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Mar 04 '13

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.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Feb 12 '13

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.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Nov 02 '12

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.

Sedrick Ellis DL CHI Mar 12 '12

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.