The New York Giants have agreed to a one-year deal with former New York Jets defensive tackle, Kenrick Ellis, after visiting the team on Tuesday.
The fifth year man from Jamaica has 53 career tackles and one sack. Playing his entire career with the New York Jets since they drafted him in the third round of the 2011 Draft, Ellis has found himself stuck in a crowded defensive line rotation and only managed 158 snaps on defense, despite the potential he showed when on the field.
At 6’4″ and 346 lbs he excelled as a prominent run stuffer during his career garnering a Pro Football Focus grade of +2.3 against the run.
Ellis did not start a single game last season but will be in the mix to compete for the starting defensive tackle slot alongside Jonathan Hankins with incumbent Cullen Jenkins, sophomore Jay Bromely, and fourth year player Markus Kuhn.