NFL Betting News - NO Saints Sign DT Ellis For $49M

July 30, 2008 - The NFL New Orleans Saints have signed 1st round pick DT Sedrick Ellis for a reported $49M 5 year deal with contract guarantees fo $19.5M. The deal ends the holdout for the seventh overall pick in the 2008 draft. Ellis was drafted to shore up the centre of the defensive line for the Saints who have two quality DE in Charles Grant and Will Smith.

Sedrick Ellis was Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year in 2007. The All-American from Southern California in 2007 had 58 tackles, 121/1 tackles for losses and 81/2 sacks in 13 games. Ellis is 6-2, 305 lbs and impressed coaching staff in mini-camp. Ellis is the last Saints draft pick to sign. The Saints are fairly optimistic for the 2008 NFL Season and have recently acquired TE Jeremy Shockey through a trade.

NFL Odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl XLIII

New Orleans Saints 24/1

NFL Odds to win the 2009 NFC Championship

New Orleans Saints 17/2

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NFL Odds to Win NFC South

New Orleans Saints +120

Source: BetUS

The NO Saints are favored by bookmakers to win the NFC South and will pay out $120 for every $100 bet on them. The Saints are 24/1 betting odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl. The Super Bowl odds provide great value as the Saints have the offense ready to role with the acquisition of TE Shockey to provide catches in the middle but more importantly pass protection for Drew Brees. The Saints on offense still have stars WR Colston, QB Brees and game breaker RB Reggie Bush. DT Ellis will help shore up the defensive line. For current NFL Football Betting line visit Bodog.

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