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Kenrick Ellis, New York Giants reach contract

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Kenrick Ellis is switching locker rooms at MetLife Stadium.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the former New York Jets defensive lineman will sign a one-year contract with the Giants. NFL Media's Albert Breer adds the deal is worth $1.65 million with $500,000 guaranteed.

The 27-year-old Ellis was a rotational player with the Jets, playing just 158 snaps in 2014, mostly manning the nose tackle position. He had just five career starts with Gang Green, none coming last season.

A former fourth-round pick in 2011, Ellis could be in line to earn starting minutes for the Giants next year on an interior with Johnathan Hankins. A two-down run stuffer, Ellis should help improve a woeful Giants run defense that ranked 30th in the NFL in 2014.

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