Patriots fortify line with Shaun Ellis

The draft pick the New England Patriots gave up to get Bill Belichick has returned to the Patriots.

The Jets selected the defensive end in the first round in 2000 with the compensatory pick they were awarded from the Patriots for Belichick hopping organizations. Now, the longest-tenured member of the Jets has hopped franchises himself.

Ellis has agreed to a one-year contract with the Patriots, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, giving New England some depth up front in a line that will have multiple looks this season. The 34-year-old Ellis should provide a boost to the pass rush. He ranks third in Jets’ history with 72

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