Bears add DT Sedrick Ellis

The Chicago Bears reached agreement on a one-year deal with former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis on Tuesday.

The No. 7 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft by the Saints, Ellis played five years for New Orleans, recording 12.5 sacks. He had 36 tackles in 16 games for the Saints last season, but no sacks.

Ellis also met with the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots last week.

This offseason the Bears have re-signed defensive tackle Nate Collins and also signed DT Corvey Irvin, the 2009 third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers.

Former Bears defensive tackle Amobi Okoye remains unsigned.