• Sedrick Ellis tells the Bears he’s retiring

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Jul 25, 2013
    Sedrick Ellis, the defensive tackle who signed with the Bears last month, won’t go to Chicago after all. Veteran defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis did not to report to camp, informing the team he intends retire. As they get set to open training camp, the Chicago Bears received some startling news on Thursday as they were informed by defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis that he would not be reporting to training camp and intends to retire from the National Football League. Ellis' deal with the Bears was worth $1 million and included $500,000 in guaranteed money. Ellis did not garner much interest and joined the Bears on June 12 after paying free agent visits to the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots. The Bears officially put him on the reserve/retire list. In the last two seasons, the 6-foot, 305-pound nose tackle has just a half-sack in 1,412 defensive snaps, according to official NFL playing-time documents.
    • On Sedrick Ellis and Israel Idonije

      The surprise retirement of defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis brings to mind a two-week stretch in the middle of June that impacted both he Chicago Bears' and Detroit Lions' defensive lines. On June 11, the Bears signed Ellis to a one-year contract worth $1…
      Source: ESPN.com

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