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According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, veteran defensive tackle Justin Ellis has signed an agreement with the New York Giants on a one-year contract.

Ellis, who is 31 years old, joined the Ravens in the middle of the  2019 season and played in four games, totaling 60 defensive plays. He was re-signed by the Ravens to a one-year contract in each of the previous two free-agency periods.

Over the previous two years, he has served as a backup defensive tackle, suiting up for 30 games and making eight starts.

Ellis never stuffed the stat sheet, but he could always be counted on to play steadily and consistently when he was put in the starting lineup. Ellis stood out for the team and was helpful when key players like Brandon Williams, Derek Wolfe, and Calais Campbell were sidelined due to injury.

Ellis played in 34 games for the Ravens and finished with 41 tackles and one quarterback hit. He recorded four quarterback pressures in 2021 despite having never experienced one before in his career.

Since there was little hope that Ellis would return in 2022, the team’s need to rebuild its defensive front seven is reinforced by his departure. 

How Much Does Justin Ellis Make?

Justin Ellis gets paid an average of $1,272,500 per year. Ellis will get a base salary of $1,120,000, a signing bonus of $137,500, and a workout bonus of $15,000. He will also have a cap hit of $1,047,500 and a dead cap value of $352,500.

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