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Mangini: Shaun Ellis good fit for Pats

Updated: August 9, 2011, 11:45 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When it comes to assessing how veteran defensive lineman Shaun Ellis might fit with the New England Patriots, Eric Mangini offers an insider's perspective.

Mangini was New York Jets head coach from 2006-2008, a stretch in which Ellis didn't miss a game for the team, totaling 118 tackles and 18 sacks.

Before that, Mangini was defensive backs coach (2000-2004) and defensive coordinator (2005) in New England, so he knows the roots of Bill Belichick's system.

"I ...

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