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Chicago Bears D-Line at risk of becoming a house of cards?

Chicago Bears’ defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis surprised the heck out of everyone by retiring, not only from the Bears, but from football, period.  Then DE Turk McBride went down with a ruptured Achilles tendon; his contract was terminated and DE Cheta Ozougwu suffered a strained hamstring.  Now DE Corey Wooten is down with an undisclosed hip injury, described as day-to-day and...
Via The Penalty Flag
August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears DT Sedrick Ellis Decides Retire at the Age 28

Chicago Bears received news today that defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis plans to retire from the NFL at the perceived prime age of 28 and won’t be reporting to training camp as reported by Yahoo Sports. Ellis was the #7 pick in the 2008 draft and spent the first few years of his career with the New Orleans Saints. Ellis pocketed over $30 million in five seasons in the NFL, becoming...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears DT Sedrick Ellis Retires at 28

Former 1st round pick Sedrick Ellis has reportedly informed the Bears, who he signed with in June, that he will be retiring. Sedrick Ellis, the defensive tackle who signed with the Bears last month, won’t go to Chicago after all. -Pro Football Talk July 25th  The news comes as a bit of a shock as Ellis has no known major health concerns. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sedrick Ellis Doesn’t Report To Bears Camp, Plans To Retire

The Chicago Bears announced that DT Sedrick Ellis did not report to the team’s training camp and has informed them that he intends to retire from the NFL. Ellis, 28, signed a one-year contract worth $1 million and included $500,000 guaranteed in June. The former seventh-overall pick of the 2008 draft has been a huge bust over the course of his career with the Saints. He found...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

All eyes will be on Ellis in training camp

The performance of Bears defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, a former first-round draft pick signed by the team the week before veteran minicamp, will be crucial in molding Chicago’s 2013 defensive line.
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Film Evaluation: DT Sedrick Ellis

Defensive tackle depth for the Chicago Bears was a concern heading towards training camp in the next five weeks.  The Bears had three legitimate defensive tackles on the roster, but lacked a true fourth defensive tackle.  Had their been any injury the Bears would have been left with Nate Collins lining up to whomever the starter was and a converted defensive end manning the other...
Via Midway Illustrated
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots rumors: Sedrick Ellis visits New England

Former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis visited with the New England Patriots yesterday, according to Tom E. Curran of CSN New England. Also, the Patriots released Tyrone Greene and hosted defensive lineman Sedrick Ellis. #PatriotsTalk — Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) May 31, 2013 Sadly, Ellis is viewed as one of the biggest busts of the 2008 NFL Draft class. He...
Via NFL Injury Report
June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Could Be An Option For Free Agent DT Sedrick Ellis

Mike Jurecki is “hearing“ that the Arizona Cardinals could have interest in free agent DT Sedrick Ellis. Ellis, 27, is a former first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints, but he has yet to live up to his draft status. This offseason, Ellis has found almost no interest on the open market, despite the fact that he’s still young and there were very few options available...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Sedrick Ellis Not Expected To Return With Saints in 2013

According to Larry Holder and Mike Triplet, Saints defensive tackle and former 1st round pick Sedrick Ellis will not return to the Saints in 2013. Ellis was the 7th overall pick in the 2008 draft and will be an unrestricted free agent this season. However, the overall feeling is that Ellis has not lived up to the expectations of such a high draft pick (134 tackles and 12.5 sacks...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Has Sedrick Ellis Lived Up to Expectations?

A guy that's been mostly under the radar in his 4 years as a member of the Saints, mostly due to all the other big names on the roster, is former 1st round pick Sedrick Ellis. When the Saints took Ellis 7th overall in the 2008 draft, trading up from the 10th slot and giving up a 3rd round pick to the Patriots to get him, expectations were extremely high. Ellis, at the time, was...
Via The Saints Nation
May 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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