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Sedrick Ellis

Sedrick Ellis - #98 - DT

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 307 lbs.
Birthday 07/09/1985
Birthplace Chino, CA
College USC
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 1st round, 7th pick by Saints

Saints look to rookie DT Hicks for spark

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
We hear the Saints' coaching staff was impressed with the flashes rookie DT Akiem Hicks showed in Week Two.

Saints DT Ellis not playing to expectations

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 3:01 a.m. ET
Some Saints observers expected Sedrick Ellis to take another step toward becoming one of the league's better three-technique tackles when the season began.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 17, 2011 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
The Bears are going to need RB Matt Forté and the running game to have success early and try to force the Saints to be less aggressive with the blitz.

Saints-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of three key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' showdown vs. the 2009 Super Bowl champion Saints at Lambeau Field Thursday evening.

Draft Dose: Evaluating the draft chart

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 9:34 a.m. ET
Today we take a look back at some major Draft Day trades, and put the draft-value chart to the test to see if the team that gets more Draft Day value really comes out on top in the long run.

Saints' Graham makes Shockey more expendable

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 12:34 a.m. ET
In light of the late-season contributions of rookie TE Jimmy Graham, it doesn't appear that veteran TE Jeremy Shockey will return to New Orleans after his contract expires at the end of next season, according to NFC South Whispers.

Saints DT Ellis disruptive on more consistent basis

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
DT Sedrick Ellis is showing the potential that led New Orleans to trade up three spots in the first round to draft him seventh overall in 2008.


Posted Dec. 19, 2009
Ellis was inactive Saturday night against Dallas.||||||| The defensive tackle sat out practice with a sore left knee. It's unclear when he'll return. He also missed time earlier in the season with a knee issue.
Posted Oct. 25, 2009
Ellis returned to the field in Monday night's game against visiting New England.||||||| Ellis sprained his right knee in Miami in Week 7 and has not played the past four games. He is back at practice this week and was not listed on the team's official injury report.
Posted Oct. 03, 2008
Ellis is out for up to a month following arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus in his right knee.||||||| Ellis, the Saints' top draft pick in 2008, left a practice on Oct. 2 after hearing what he said was "kind of a click" in his knee. Ellis has started all four games in his rookie season.
Posted Oct. 02, 2008
Ellis left practice on Thursday to have his right knee examined.||||||| "He felt it kind of click on him, so we sent him in to have it looked at," Saints coach Sean Payton said following practice. "Hopefully, it's nothing serious." If Ellis cannot play against Minnesota on Monday night, it would be a blow to a defense expecting to be tested by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Ellis was picked seventh overall in this year's NFL draft and has started New Orleans' first four games.
Posted July 29, 2008
Ellis, the Saints' top draft pick last spring, ended his holdout Tuesday.||||||| A team spokesman says Ellis, a defensive tackle picked seventh overall out of Southern California, agreed to a five-year deal Tuesday. Coaches said Ellis impressed them in rookie camp and minicamp. However, he'll have some catching up to do after missing the first 12 practices of training camp. Bensel said Ellis is expected to arrive Wednesday, when the Saints have only one practice scheduled in the late afternoon.