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Patriots host DT Sedrick Ellis

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Five years ago, the Saints traded up in the first round with New England and took defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis.

On Friday, Ellis, now an unrestricted free agent, visited the Patriots, according to Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England.

Ellis, 27, made 70 starts in five seasons for New Orleans, recording 173 tackles and 12.5 sacks. However, there’s been little buzz about PFT’s 66th-ranked free agent.

The Patriots, who employ a 4-3 scheme, appear to be doing their due diligence on interior linemen. Field Yates of ESPN Boston reported Thursday that the club hosted Spencer Johnson, a tackle who played for Buffalo last season.

For the record, the Patriots took linebackers Jerod Mayo and Shawn Crable with the picks acquired from New Orleans. Mayo, the N0. 10 overall pick, has had four seasons of more than 100 tackles in five seasons with New England.

The Saints, meanwhile, found a gem with the fifth-rounder New England sent in the deal, taking guard Carl Nicks, who became one of the game’s best at his position and started on their Super Bowl-winning team of 2009. Nicks went on to earn a lucrative free agent deal with Tampa Bay.

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13 Responses to “Patriots host DT Sedrick Ellis”
  1. miguelromerorhpat says: May 31, 2013 5:00 PM

    Go get em bill,make it happen!!!

  2. Patskrieg dot com says: May 31, 2013 5:59 PM

    Jerod Mayo and a talentless, glass-made backstabbing rat named Shawn Crable for the 7th overall pick… Still a pretty nice trade.

  3. mtminadeo says: May 31, 2013 6:07 PM

    Wow, Saints can’t hang on to there free agents. Wonder if their quarterbacks contract has anything to do with that…..

  4. SAV says: May 31, 2013 6:22 PM

    Its so funny watching Belicheat and downfall of the Pats…

    Can someone please make a youtube video of the downfall of this franchise? It will be so much fun watching all the desperation moves like Haynesworth, Chad Johnson, and horrible draft picks like Chad Jackson and every secondary player they’ve had over the years since Belicheat got caught red handed.

    Ravens vs. Falcons Superbowl

    Flacco v Ryan…

    Flacco reigns SUPREME!!!

    PS-I was at Foxboro this past AFC Championship it was so much fun celebrating in their stadium!!!!!! It was EPIC!

  5. brocattosbasement says: May 31, 2013 6:57 PM

    The Saints didn’t want to hang on to this free agent. Just another example that the Saints know how to draft offense, defense is another story. Saints haven’t drafted a difference maker on defense since Jim Mora was coach.

  6. dryzzt23 says: May 31, 2013 7:00 PM

    Ellis should consider the Steelers, they need a replacement for Casey Hampton.

  7. tim8450 says: May 31, 2013 7:04 PM

    And yhis year when he ravens finish 3rd in their own division, and the Pats host the afc championship, i hope you are still enjoying football. There is only one team in the NFL that is arguably a dynasty and it’s not the ratbirds.

  8. tim8450 says: May 31, 2013 7:06 PM

    I am still laughing at the ravens trading for the kyle boller pick and the pats turning it into vince wilfork, so we all have a nice memory to relive.

  9. ttommytom says: May 31, 2013 7:31 PM

    Nicks got in trouble in college. Otherwise he would have been drafted way higher.

    I would say the Saints won with a roll of the dice instead of saying they ‘found a gem’.

    Do your homework. You have some serious football fans on these forums…

  10. notdemfalcons says: May 31, 2013 8:37 PM

    I’m beginning to believe that the message board mediator is more a message board “thread manipulator.”

  11. cj1saintman says: May 31, 2013 8:52 PM

    To the clown who commented about Brees’ contract being the reason the Saints couldn’t keep Ellis…you are an idiot!! The Saints are more then happy to let Ellis go!!

  12. 4thqtrsaint says: May 31, 2013 10:16 PM

    Trying to make like the Saints can’t keep free agents is just an ignorant statement.

  13. mikep363839 says: Jun 1, 2013 3:09 PM

    Jerod Mayo was drafted with a pick the pats got from the 49ers. Give me a job I’ll get more views and I won’t half ass research lol

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