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I don't like Jerry Jones' attitude towards this. What kind of employer flat out refuses to speak with an employee? Idiotic.
I dunno Moses. Probably Jerry has his reasons to do that. Recently Ellis has become a joke.
First, we drafted Spencer, who plays Ellis' role, and he started to complaining, saying that this a bad signal, that the team didn't trust him anymore. After that he started to talk with the media saying that he needs a new contract, that the team should show him that he's still the guy and so on. Phillips came out saying that the SOLB job is still Ellis' job, but Ellis said he was frustrated because his team drafted in two consecutive years two players to play his role.
Ellis is 32 (and he's not a CB, DEs don't last that much in the league) and coming OFF a major injury. Not only he complains about his team drafting his future replacement (I guess in Ellis mind we should have drafted a future OLB when he retired), but he wants a new contract! Who's gonna give a new contract to a player who is getting old and his coming off a major injury?
Maybe Jerry was trying to deliver him a message, something like "just play at this conditions or leave". And right now I'm with him, because Ellis' complaining is ridicolous...
@Killersanta: We don't know who's gonna start inside. You say Burnett only because Phillips used Edwards with the Chargers. I think both James and Carpenter have more chances to start than Burnett...
Who can argue with him though? The Cowboys have spent three first round picks in a row on linebackers, all of whom are more physically skilled than him and aren't too far behind him in terms of knowledge of the system if at all because of the coaching change. I could see him on the Raiders maybe. I think that the Bengals should definitely get an offer in on him though, They need someone who can rush the passer when Geathers isn't on the field.