Financial terms of Ellis’ impending accord are not yet known. The sixth-year defensive tackle will re-join a well-stocked Vikings interior-line rotation, one that’s fronted by starters Linval Joseph and Shariff Floyd and supplemented by Tom Johnson.
The Vikings initially snagged Ellis last October after he’d bounced between the Giants’ practice squad and active roster. A former third-round pick of the Jets’ in 2011, Ellis played four seasons with New Jersey’s AFC team before signing with its NFC counterpart last year. Ellis, though, didn’t see game action for the Giants after starting in five contests for the Jets from 2011-13.
The 28-year-old nose tackle played in nine games for the Vikings, however, contributing sparingly on defense while Joseph missed time due to injury. Pro Football Focus tabbed the 346-pound player with a 65.6 grade in part-time action.