Former Jets DE Shaun Ellis Gets Big Money From Patriots

The New England Patriots really didn't want DE Shaun Ellis going back to the New York Jets.

The long-time Jets defensive end joined the Patriots this week and after seeing the contract details it's easy to see why. The Jets offered him a one-year deal worth $910,000 while the Patriots gave him $4 million on a one-year deal with an extra million in incentives.

That's a lot of money for a veteran defensive end and the fact that he could have joined the Jets may have motivated the Patriots to make a bigger offer. It also suggests to us that Ellis has the inside track for the Patriots starting job.

Ellis has spent his entire 12-year career with the Jets accumulating 72.5 sacks in an impressive career. Jets coach Rex Ryan said he wouldn't wish Ellis well now that he's gone to a division rival (but did say he hopes he stays healthy).

Check out Pats Pulpit to see what Patriots fans think of the new addition and stay tuned to Gang Green Nation to see how Jets fans are reacting to the loss.

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