Former Jets DE Shaun Ellis Gets A Lot More Money From Patriots

Shaun Ellis is switching teams within the AFC East: The long-time Jet is heading to the New England Patriots on a deal that could pay him as much as $5 million.

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Patriots Place Shaun Ellis On Physically Unable To Perform List

The New England Patriots placed newly signed defensive linemen Shaun Ellis on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list Monday afternoon, according to reports by NFL beat reporter Aaron Wilson. No explanation has been given by the notoriously tight-lipped franchise, however rumors are circulating that the move was done to rest Ellis' left knee, which is still recovering from an injury sustained during the 2010-2011 NFL campaign.

Reports from New England indicate that the 34-year-old former-New York Jet was present in Patriots camp Monday morning, "in t-shirts and shorts for the workout, working with the strength and conditioning staff in the Dana Farber Fieldhouse." ESPN Patriots beat reporter Mike Reiss further explained that Ellis "can start practicing at any time," and the decision is currently at the team's discretion despite his sore knee.

For more on the status of Shaun Ellis and how the two-time Pro Bowler effects the New England Patriots, head over to Pats Pulpit

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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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Shaun Ellis To Sign With Patriots, According To Report

Shaun Ellis is switching teams within the AFC East: The long-time Jet is heading to the New England Patriots.

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