After claiming former Texans defensive tackle Louis Nix off waivers earlier today, the Giants have parted ways with a veteran at the same position, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (Twitter link), who reports that New York has cut Kenrick Ellis.
Ellis, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Giants earlier this year that included $500K in guarantees, so the club will absorb that same total in dead money for the upcoming season. As a reserve for the Jets during the first four years of his career, Ellis appeared in 47 games, starting five. But the Hampton alum didn’t do enough to impress over the summer, so the Giants will keep Nix and Jay Bromley at defensive tackle behind starters Jonathan Hankins and Cullen Jenkins.
The Bills could be one landing spot for Ellis, tweets Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, who notes that Buffalo only has six defensive lineman on its roster. Ellis obviously has a familiarity with Bills head coach Rex Ryan from the duo’s time with the Jets, so the fit could make some sense.