The first reports regarding a possible trade of Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis surfaced last month, with coach Rex Ryan forced to issue a non-denial denial.
Well, the reports are back again. But Manish Mehta of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that the Jets haven’t found any takers after trying to deal Ellis. The Jets wound up cutting Alan Faneca after they couldn’t trade him, but don’t look for Ellis to suffer the same fate.
Ellis’ salary — $3.35 million — isn’t that outrageous. And the Jets aren’t that deep at defensive end. A Jets spokesman told Mehta that Ellis is expected to be on the roster.
Unless, of course, someone wants to give up a draft pick for the 32-year-old veteran.