Report says Jets have had Ellis on the trading block for months


Shaun Ellis has been denied an extension by the Jets, and now he may find himself on another team. Word is the team has been shopping Ellis, and the future for the Jets big man is unclear as even he doesn’t know where he will land to start the 2010 season.

The New York Jets have reportedly been shopping defensive end Shaun Ellis for months without finding any takers. Ellis was denied an extension and is due to make $3.35 million in the final year of his contract. The Jets have taken the approach that they will not renegotiate players’ contracts, except for those still on their rookie deal. Ellis, who turns 33 in June, ranks third on the franchise’s all-time sacks list with 68.

Ellis has even spoken out about the chance of being let go by the club.

“There’s always a possibility,” Ellis said. “There’s no secret that they want to get younger guys in, but I feel like I still have a lot of years to play and I’m just trying to do the right things I need to do. I’ll just go out and play and have a good season and let it work itself out, whether it’s here or somewhere else.”


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