Chiefs Worked Out DL Mike Pennel & Justin Ellis


According to Aaron Wilson, the Chiefs brought in free agent DL Mike Pennel and Justin Ellis for workouts on Tuesday.

Pennel, 28, wound up signing on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Colorado State-Pueblo back in 2014. He was waived towards the end of 2016 and was later claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

The Jets re-signed Pennel to a three-year contract worth up to $12 million in 2018 but New York declined his team-option after one season. He signed on with the Patriots back in March but was cut loose in late August.

Pennel has worked out for the Colts, Lions, Packers, and Cardinals since becoming a free agent.

In 2018, Pennel appeared in all 16 games for the Jets and recorded 27 tackles, no sacks an a pass defense.

We have him featured in our Top 50 Available Free Agents list.

Ellis, 28, is a former fourth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He played out the final year of his rookie contract and was set to be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career before agreeing to a three-year extension worth over $15 million last year. 

The Raiders placed Ellis on injured reserve coming out of the preseason with a knee injury and cut him with an injury settlement last week. 

In 2018, Ellis appeared in six games and recorded seven tackles and no sacks. 

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