May 212012

Jets’ backup nose tackle and 2011 3rd round pick Kenrick Ellis was sentenced to 90 days in jail last week for assault charges in an incident that occurred while he was still at Hampton University. After appeal, that sentence has been cut to 45 days, beginning June 15th. That puts him in position to only miss some of Training Camp and none of the preseason or regular season.

The bad news for him is that even though the incident occurred while he was still in college, ESPN New York reports that he could still face suspension from the commissioner. He could miss 4 games, but the Jets were not counting on him for much this season. He still is a candidate to be their starting nose tackle of the future when Sione Pouha, 33, is no longer capable of doing that.

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