New Orleans Saints: Ranking Their No. 1 Draft Picks Since 2000

The New Orleans Saints, like all teams in the NFL, have had some good, some decent and some bust draft picks throughout their life as a franchise. Here I'm going to rank the Black and Gold's draft picks since 2000.16. 2003- Johnathan Sullivan, DT Georgia, Round 1, Pick 6Who? Nobody. A complete bust. He played 3 years with Saints before being traded to the Patriots in 2006...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears get Bushrod scare, lose McBride for the season

The Chicago Bears' defensive-line depth took another hit Monday when veteran end Turk McBride was lost for the season to a ruptured Achilles tendon but the injury news could have been worse. The Bears got a scare when Jermon Bushrod their biggest free-agency addition left practice early with what turned out to be only a mild calf strain. Although his status is day-to-day he...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ellis tells Bears he’s retiring; club signs Anderson

On the eve of their first practice of  training camp, the Chicago Bears suffered their first player loss. Veteran defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, signed this spring to provide depth on the interior of the defensive line, failed to report to Bears training camp and later told the club he intends to retire. Ellis had inked a one-year deal after beginning his [...]
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Sign DL Jamaal Anderson

Defensive end Jamaal Anderson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals, has inked a deal with the Chicago Bears and will fill the void in the training camp roster that was created when defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis abruptly retired from the National Football League. Anderson was originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2007 and has played in 77 games, accumulating a meager 7.5 total...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears DL Sedrick Ellis Retires

Defensive lineman Sedrick Ellis, who had just signed a one-year, $1 million contract a month ago, has decided to announce his early retirement from football. Ellis, who is only 28, never lived up to his promise of being a prominent pass rusher the he was billed as coming out of USC in 2008. FFLockerRoom wishes Ellis well in his next venture in life. The post Chicago Bears DL Sedrick...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears sign Anderson with Ellis retiring

The Chicago Bears have signed veteran defensive lineman Jamaal Anderson to a one-year contract with defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis deciding to retire rather than report to training camp. Drafted eighth overall by Atlanta in 2007, the 6-foot-6, 280-pound Anderson has started 48 of 77 games played in six seasons with the Falcons (2007-10), Indianapolis (2011) and Cincinnati (2012...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears DT Sedrick Ellis retiring

The Chicago Bears say defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis has decided to retire rather than report to training camp. The Bears announced the move on Thursday. They are scheduled to begin practicing on Friday, but Ellis won't be there. Taken with the seventh overall pick by New Orleans in 2008, he played five seasons with the Saints before signing a one-year deal with Chicago on...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears swap Ellis with Anderson

Defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis did not show up to training camp and announced his intention to retire today. Bears brass wasted no time replacing him by signing six-year veteran Jamaal Anderson.
July 25, 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...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

DT Sedrick Ellis tells Bears he's retiring from NFL

Chicago signed defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis to a one-year contract in June. He didn't report to training camp Wednesday and has since advised the Bears that he will retire the team announced. Ellis a former USC standout was taken by the Saints with the seventh-overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft but never lived up to his lofty first-round status. At 28 he is young by NFL standards...
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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... ...
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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...
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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...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Unlikely To Bring Back DL Israel Idonije

Dan Pompei of The Chicago Tribune believes that the Bears are out of the hunt to re-sign free agent DL Israel Idonije. Previous reports have indicated that the Bears had a standing offer out to Idonije, but their recent decision to sign DT Sedrick Ellis could be an indication that they’re no longer interested in bringing Idonije back for another season. As things stand right...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Bears Sign Sedrick Ellis, Saints Sign Chris Carr

A couple pieces of notable free agent changes happened yesterday as the Saints lost one of their own free agents and finally filled that 90th roster spot. Sedrick Ellis, who the Saints were never considering bringing back, joined Jermon Bushrod in Chicago, and the Saints finally got the veteran cornerback I had been clamoring for to add competition in Chris Carr. I've long...
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June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears add Ellis to DT rotation

Looking for needed depth, the Chicago Bears signed former New Orleans Saints first-round defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis to a one-year deal. Ellis, the seventh overall selection out of USC in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft, has been a solid if unspectacular performer over his five-year career. The 6-1, 307-pound Ellis give the Bears a veteran presence behind starters Henry [...]
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears Sign DT Sedrick Ellis

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Chicago Bears reached an agreement with former Saints  DT Sedrick Ellis on a one-year contract. Ellis, 27, found very little interest throughout free agency. He visited with the Bears and Lions last week, but it’s hard to imagine Chicago guaranteeing him a roster spot. Ellis has been one of the more notable first-round busts since...
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Bears sign Sedrick Ellis

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago bears have signed former Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis. Former Saints DT Sedrick Ellis has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2013 Need NFL Tickets? The post Bears sign Sedrick Ellis appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Sedrick Ellis visiting the Bears, Lions

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Saints defensive lineman Sedrick Ellis will be visiting with the Lions and Bears this week. Saints free-agent DT Sedrick Ellis, who visited New England last week, is visiting Detroit and Chicago this week. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 3, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? The post Sedrick Ellis visiting the Bears, Lions appeared...
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June 03, 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...
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June 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Several Former Saints Still Looking for Jobs

Four players still looking for jobs that played in black and gold last season are out there hoping an NFL will sign them. They are Devery Henderson, Scott Shanle, Elbert Mack and Sedrick Ellis. Shanle and Mack haven't really sniffed much of any interest, and while Mack at 26 was decent enough last year that he may get a look later in the offseason, it's looking more and more...
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May 30, 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...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Week two’s top available players by position

NFL free agency is no longer running at a rabid pace.  We are now into the meat-and-potatoes part of the show where some of  the most important deals of the year are made. Let’s see whose phone is still ringing. Quarterback: Kevin Kolb Wow. Ok. How do you say this with a straight face? Kevin Kolb is the best available quarterback in the NFL.   On Monday that distinction...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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