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The Patriots brought in a number of new defensive linemen in hopes of improving their pass rush.
This includes former Jet Shaun Ellis. Ellis was offered the veteran minimum by his former team and clearly there was a reason.
He has been almost nonexistent thus far, amassing only three tackles and no sacks. The Patriots have been using a rotation on the line for the most part, but he has yet to make any impact plays.
Even other additions like Andre Carter and Mark Anderson have at least done something for the Patriots defense this year.
Ellis is the kind of player the Patriots could really use to step up over the remaining three quarters of the season. New England has generated little to no pass rush this season, which has made it much easier for opposing quarterbacks to pick the weak secondary apart.
If Ellis can't improve on his poor start his stint as Patriot will be easily forgettable.