Ellis was drafted No. 7 overall in the 2008 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints, playing five seasons for the Saints organization. He recorded 12.5 sacks and 100 tackles with the Saints including 36 tackles in 16 games this past season.
He will join Nate Collins and Corvey Irvin as newly off-season signed defensive tackles on the Bears roster. The off-season signs will compete for playing time against Bears’ veterans Henry Melton and Stephen Paea while Amobi Okoye remains unsigned.