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montrose
06-02-2009, 11:38 AM
Just reported on SportsCenter, should the Broncos be interested?

footstepsfrom#27
06-02-2009, 11:46 AM
No.

Man-Goblin
06-02-2009, 11:51 AM
Sure, why not. In fact, I don't see why the Broncos wouldn't be interested. He's getting up there, but he's younger than Dawkins, had 8 sacks last year and 12.5 sacks the year before that. From his interviews, he seems like a pretty good guy and an ok leader-type, and he has experience in the 3-4. Could help the younger guys too. Sign me up.

OBF1
06-02-2009, 02:02 PM
maybe

Gcver2ver3
06-02-2009, 02:06 PM
i say yes...

Gcver2ver3
06-02-2009, 02:06 PM
Just reported on SportsCenter, should the Broncos be interested?

put a poll up...

Mediator12
06-02-2009, 03:00 PM
ABSOLUTELY.

They should already have signed him unless he is injured. DEN has NO ONE on its roster who has ever played SOLB in a 3-4 and this is a great short term solution until they can bes sure any of the others work out. DEN has no one in the top 20 for their position in the NFL among their front seven. Ellis might not be top 20 SOLB, but he is the closest available.

Atlas
06-02-2009, 03:00 PM
Sign him now!!!!!

He is a very solid Defensive End and upon his signing he would be Denver's best Defensive lineman.

I think Ellis will probably want a 4 or 5 year contract with a nice S.B.

Kaylore
06-02-2009, 03:01 PM
Sign him now!!!!!

He is a very solid Defensive End and upon his signing he would be Denver's best Defensive lineman.
This.

Mediator12
06-02-2009, 03:02 PM
Sign him now!!!!!

He is a very solid Defensive End and upon his signing he would be Denver's best Defensive lineman.

I think Ellis will probably want a 4 or 5 year contract with a nice S.B.

He might want that, but I seriously doubt he gets anything resembling that unless another 3-4 team is more desperate than DEN is. As it stands, DEN has a bottom 3 front seven that is extremely close to being sole bottom.

elsid13
06-02-2009, 03:38 PM
He might want that, but I seriously doubt he gets anything resembling that unless another 3-4 team is more desperate than DEN is. As it stands, DEN has a bottom 3 front seven that is extremely close to being sole bottom.

didn't you hear we picked up a bunch of UDFA to play defense line

Atlas
06-02-2009, 05:48 PM
He might want that, but I seriously doubt he gets anything resembling that unless another 3-4 team is more desperate than DEN is. As it stands, DEN has a bottom 3 front seven that is extremely close to being sole bottom.

Brian Dawkins got a 5 year deal. Ellis is younger and probably playing better, has more left in the tank and is the best DE on the market. Somebody will probabaly give him a 5 year deal that is really a two or three year deal.

TonyR
06-02-2009, 07:56 PM
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made it clear last week that veteran outside linebacker Greg Ellis had likely played his last game with the club. And today Jones made it official, releasing one of the most respected (and highly productive) players on the team.

Ellis has spent the past four offseasons trying to talk his way out of town, and he finally succeeded. He has a clause in his contract that guarantees him $1.5 million if he's released by the Cowboys, so now that kicks in. He was set to make a little more than $4 million in '09, so the Cowboys will be able to free up some salary-cap space. They'll need plenty of room as they continue to try to negotiate a long-term contract extension with outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

The news Tuesday doesn't come as a surprise, but it would be wrong to sweep Ellis' career in Dallas under the rug and move on. He was taken eighth overall in the 1998 draft, which was remembered as the draft when several teams (including the Cowboys) passed on Randy Moss. Ellis, 33, started 156 games and had 77 career sacks. He made his first trip to the Pro Bowl in '07 when he had 12.5 sacks in 13 games. He was also named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year following that season.

He may have griped during the offseason, but he was the consummate teammate in the locker room. Even as he was complaining about the Cowboys drafting Anthony Spencer to play outside linebacker, he was tutoring the young player at Valley Ranch. Ellis was reluctant to make the move from defensive end to linebacker under Bill Parcells, but it ended up rejuvenating his career. Last season he was used primarily as a pass-rush specialist. But he still managed eight sacks despite his lack of playing time.

Win or lose, he was always one of the guys sticking around to talk to reporters after games. It's likely that he could play at least two more seasons in the league, so let's discuss where he'll end up.

He played college football at North Carolina, and that's why I think he'd love to end up with the Panthers. But I think both the Eagles and Redskins will have some interest in Ellis. The Redskins are already a little long in the tooth along the defensive line, so Ellis might be a better fit for the Eagles. He never played on a team in Dallas that won a playoff game, and I think Ellis would relish the opportunity to finally make that happen.

I think he could really help a team that's already knocking on the door. The Giants and Eagles both fit the bill. We'll keep you posted on what happens.

http://myespn.go.com/blogs/nfceast/0-11-12/It-s-official--Cowboys-say-goodbye-to-Ellis.html

BroncoMan4ever
06-02-2009, 08:45 PM
where is Vonnie Holliday. He is the one FA i really want us to bring in, and he is the only one i am not hearing anything about.

extralife
06-02-2009, 08:48 PM
We should most certainly be interested. He's a guy with talent that has front seven experience in a 3-4. How many of those do we currently employ?

cutthemdown
06-02-2009, 09:16 PM
Worth a look for sure. I don't see the point in people saying no way when we lack SOLB and pass rushing dends. It's worth a looksie.

Mediator12
06-02-2009, 10:15 PM
Seriously, this would be a good pickup on a weak ass front seven. However, I would not sign here if I was Ellis. As TonyR's article alludes, Ellis will probably make a real good team that much better as opposed to coming to a team with no help in the front seven.

It just cracks me up people not wanting an NFL starting caliber player to be among DEN's front seven. Right now their is DJ and who else?

Caveat Lector
06-02-2009, 10:27 PM
I thought the main reason he wanted out so much was that he hated playing in the 3-4. He'll go to a a 4-3 team where he can play end, my guess is Philly...

Atlas
06-02-2009, 10:32 PM
I thought the main reason he wanted out so much was that he hated playing in the 3-4. He'll go to a a 4-3 team where he can play end, my guess is Philly...

Maybe, but he played well in the 3-4 and if given the right contract I'm sure he wouldn't mind playing it again.

It's all about the Benjamins

BroncoMan4ever
06-03-2009, 12:07 AM
Seriously, this would be a good pickup on a weak ass front seven. However, I would not sign here if I was Ellis. As TonyR's article alludes, Ellis will probably make a real good team that much better as opposed to coming to a team with no help in the front seven.

It just cracks me up people not wanting an NFL starting caliber player to be among DEN's front seven. Right now their is DJ and who else?

and the sad thing with DJ is that if Woodyard were given a legit shot at starting ahead of him, he would take DJ's job.

BroncoBuff
06-03-2009, 12:18 AM
No spank you.

And this is the second thread on this topic .. ::)

FireFly
06-03-2009, 12:45 AM
Sure, why not. In fact, I don't see why the Broncos wouldn't be interested. He's getting up there, but he's younger than Dawkins, had 8 sacks last year and 12.5 sacks the year before that. From his interviews, he seems like a pretty good guy and an ok leader-type, and he has experience in the 3-4. Could help the younger guys too. Sign me up.

QFT

Unless there is some ugly injury involved, signing him can't make us worse thats for sure!

fontaine
06-03-2009, 02:46 AM
YES, absolutely.

A proven pass rusher with great experience in the 3-4!

Killericon
06-03-2009, 03:09 AM
I don't see how one could be against Ellis but be fine with Andrea Davis.

dbfan21
06-03-2009, 06:38 AM
I think it would be a good idea to bring him in to speak with McD and X to see where his head is at, as well as his physical state. If he checks out with them, give him a contract offer commissurate with his talent level, experience and leadership.