December 26, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (98) against the Atlanta Falcons during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 45-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Bears agree to terms with Sedrick Ellis

The Chicago Bears have reached a one-year deal with defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis.

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.

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