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Jets unlikely to release Shaun Ellis despite trade attempts

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.

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27 Responses to “Jets unlikely to release Shaun Ellis despite trade attempts”
  1. Vikingsfan7 says: May 13, 2010 11:20 PM

    Don’t worry they’ll just trade for someone else, I mean Rex Ryan thinks he can buy every FA out there.

  2. cball77 says: May 13, 2010 11:45 PM

    I don’t know much about him other than he threw a huge snowball at a fan in front of me at the Seahawks game a couple seasons ago.
    Can he play DE in a 4-3? If he can we’d love him in Seattle.

  3. spudz says: May 13, 2010 11:50 PM

    Good ol Rex….he thinks he is so smart….buying up all these FA’s…getting all the pieces to his puzzle that will culminate in a Superbowl for him and the Jets…..unfortunately he is going to look at his puzzle and realize that the pieces dont fit….

  4. bertram.lazarus says: May 13, 2010 11:58 PM

    There is no particular reason they should release Shaun Ellis. He’s slowed down, no doubt, but is still a versatile veteran and solid player. If he were making an exorbitant (by NFL standards) amount of money, was completely ineffective, or there was a replacement at the ready, I could possibly understand letting him go, but none of those are the case. As a side note, Rex Ryan will, when all is said and done, fall somewhere between Belichik and Lombardi in the pantheon of legendary NFL coaches.

  5. chimi says: May 14, 2010 12:09 AM

    I’m a Sean Ellis fan n can’t understand y the Jets would trade him. He’s still got some left in the tank, I mean he used to be a premier defensive end in the NFl.

  6. PittsburghSteelerz says: May 14, 2010 12:20 AM

    Report: Jets bringing in Bruce Smith for a workout.
    It fits doesn’t it?

  7. Ray says: May 14, 2010 12:49 AM

    Although it’s not by much, he’s younger than Leonard Little. Go get ‘em RAMS!

  8. stephen8 says: May 14, 2010 1:18 AM

    they’ll most likely just sign another old vetran past his prime

  9. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: May 14, 2010 4:55 AM

    2.5 sacks a year is worth it

  10. Rangenius says: May 14, 2010 6:13 AM

    @vikingsfan7
    That makes no sense, if they are trading it’s not a FA situation. How many free agents did Rex Ryan buy?
    Tomlinson is 1. The rest of the players they got were through trades.
    You gonna buy another QB if Favre retires?

  11. smithopher says: May 14, 2010 7:18 AM

    I don’t really see why nobody would trade for him, unless the Jets are asking too much for him. He’s still got another 5 years left, he’s only been around for what, 8 years? I can understand why the Jets might trade him though, the ideal fit for his position is an undersized DT and he’s a bit more of a 4-3 DE. He’s 6-5 285, I’d like to see someone at that height but weighing more like 310-320. I think that’s a bit more of what it takes to hold the gap against elite OT’s. We don’t want him to necessarily rush the gaps, he needs to hold his ground more to prevent the OL from getting to what the 3-4 defense is built around, the linebackers. If you’ve got a NT like Kris Jenkins who commands a double team every time, it’ll line up at least one of the DE’s on a single blocking scheme making it much easier to send Jason Taylor plowing through/past a RB into the QB. Makes me think the Jets definitely would have taken Jared Odrick if the Dolphins didn’t get in the way. Can’t say I disapprove of Kyle Wilson in that spot though. That could end up being the steal of the draft (unless Clausen or McCoy end up being superstars… I do foresee McCoy being a hell of a starting QB now that he’s got Holmgren developing him).

  12. neilp says: May 14, 2010 7:58 AM

    As a side note, Rex Ryan will, when all is said and done, fall somewhere between Belichik and Lombardi in the pantheon of legendary NFL coaches.
    OMG he has been a headcoach in the league for one season and (I presume) this Jets fan is already putting him in Canton!!!
    Must be something in the water up there in New York!

  13. cpoled says: May 14, 2010 7:58 AM

    You keep 24 yr old unproductive Vernon Gholston and you try to get rid of the most productive DE (56 tackles 6.5 sacks)? Come on Rex, even by your standards, that’s STUPID!!!!!!

  14. It puts the lotion on the skin says: May 14, 2010 8:58 AM

    This is like the reverse of the Adalius Thomas situation. EVERYBODY and their brother predicted he would get cut, and sign with New York. Well, that didnt work out, but is it possible that Rex Ryan wont cut Ellis, for fear that a team in need of a DE, like New England, would snag him……?

  15. GRpatriot says: May 14, 2010 9:39 AM

    Absolutely, and now that the Pats have signed Burgess. Rex may feel like hey the heat is off now we can release him…look for a release soon.
    The Pats resigned Burgess for the minimum or close to it…this is part of the I can outsmart you game..Ellis fits the prototype size, length for OLB..in the 3-4. I don’t think this story is finished just yet. Stay tuned.

  16. patpatriotagain says: May 14, 2010 9:46 AM

    When all is said and done the inflated wind bag will end up on the scrap heap of overrated all talk head coaches somewhere between His dad and Ditka.

  17. patpatriotagain says: May 14, 2010 9:48 AM

    Wait a minute bertram. you cannot be a true jets fan if you refer to Belichick as a “legendary coach”

  18. Bleeding Green says: May 14, 2010 10:33 AM

    @ patpatriotagain
    The Pats had no answer for Rex’s scheme last year and it’s only going to get worse for Tom Bundchen and company. Revis makes Moss quit, Welker’s out and Maroney stinks. The Jets are coming. Dial It Up!

  19. Jonky says: May 14, 2010 11:03 AM

    Vikingsfan must have trouble counting past one or does he feel that Jason Taylor was the only expired contract FA this year? Even though it was done thru released FA’s, acquiring LT was basically a trade for Thomas Jones.
    Tannanbaum trying to earn exec of the year. He makes bold moves and tries to get rid of players two years too early rather than two years too late. Yes Ellis can still play, but they would be foolish not to listen to offers for any player.

  20. Jonky says: May 14, 2010 11:06 AM

    Belichick is a legendary coach. He has forever created the legend of lying and cheating. Is there any truth to the rumors that Kraft has applied to the NFL to change the name of the NE team to the Cheatriots?

  21. JetChris says: May 14, 2010 12:24 PM

    At the end of the day, Ellis will be back

  22. neilp says: May 14, 2010 12:59 PM

    The Pats had no answer for Rex’s scheme last year and it’s only going to get worse for Tom Bundchen and company. Revis makes Moss quit, Welker’s out and Maroney stinks. The Jets are coming. Dial It Up!
    Erm….. Patriots 31 Jets 14
    Yep, Rex has got it sorted!!!!!!!

  23. Bleeding Green says: May 14, 2010 1:30 PM

    @ neilp
    A rookie QB handed the Pats that game. Get a clue Bozo.

  24. neilp says: May 14, 2010 2:06 PM

    A rookie QB handed the Pats that game. Get a clue Bozo.
    Lame excuse from a over hyped fan base. When you actually win something worthwhile then crow about it. You are like Rex all wind and no substance… you get a clue!!!!

  25. Bleeding Green says: May 14, 2010 2:28 PM

    The balance of power has shifted in the AFC East. Even the flimsy Dolphins are better than the Pats. All of Bellicheat’s disciples flounder and with Pioli gone, the writing’s on the wall. BTW, Ray Rice just scored another touchdown.

  26. Jonky says: May 14, 2010 5:29 PM

    Neilp you really should follow your own advice. When the Cheatriots win anything honestly, then you will have room to talk. Since they haven’t, you don’t.

  27. monropoobah says: May 14, 2010 10:13 PM

    patsies don’t they have a site elsewhere for your group of whiny blowhards to hang out?

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