Following the signing of Andrew Sendejo earlier on Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings have announced another depth signing.
#Vikings always re-sign a bunch of their own before FA. In addition to Sendejo, NT Kenrick Ellis has agreed to a 1-year deal, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 5, 2016
Kenrick Ellis was signed by the Vikings in mid-October, as he signed with the Vikings after Shamar Stephen was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. Ellis appeared in nine games with the Vikings and recorded just nine combined tackles.
Ellis spent the first four seasons of his career with the New York Jets. He was the team's third-round pick (#94 overall) out of Hampton University. After that, he moved to the other side of MetLife Stadium, signing with the New York Giants, but the G-Men cut him in early September, re-signed him in late September, and re-released him in early October. He did not appear in a game for the Giants in 2015.
With players like Linval Joseph, Sharrif Floyd, Tom Johnson, and Shamar Stephen ahead of him on the depth chart at this point, Ellis might have a bit of an uphill climb to make the roster in 2016, but the Vikings appear to be willing to give him a shot at doing just that.