PAT BOWLEN: Steps down from Broncos due to Alzheimer's LEGACY: For Bowlan, it goes beyond championships MORE: Coverage from KUSA in Denver Ellis has a long history with the Broncos, dating back to the early 1980s when he started as an intern in the team's marketing department, where he was working when Bowlen purchased the team in 1984.He left the team to purse his Master's in Business Administration at Northwestern and spent eight years working for the NFL, rising through the ranks of the league office alongside commissioner Roger Goodell.Once again, the NFL schedule makers have the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants facing off against one another to open up the season.This marks the third year in a row these two teams will be squaring off against one another in Week 1 and the 10th time in franchise history.TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 24th pick in the sixth round (245th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft…Signed by Broncos on July 28, 2011... 26, 2012…Signed by the Broncos to the practice squad on Sept. Page Token Variable Render(Page Token Variable Component.java:103) at com.interwoven.livesite. 13, 2012…Released from the Jaguars practice squad on Sept. Runtime Component.transform(Runtime Component.java:281) at com.interwoven.livesite. Page Token Variable Component.render No Cache(Page Token Variable Component.java:216) at com.interwoven.livesite. Signed by the Tennessee Titans to the practice squad on Nov. Re-signed with the Texans to the practice squad on Sept. Runtime Exception: Failed to get data //CSPRDCMS01-fe/default/main/NFL/CLUBS/TEXANS/WORKAREA/main/templatedata/Editorial/ADVERTISEMENT/data/Team/roster-160x150 at com.interwoven.impl. 27, 2012…Signed from the practice squad to active roster by Broncos on Sept. Played in 50 of 51 possible games and made 26 starts from 2007-10 after redshirting in 2006Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior in 2009 after garnering an honorable mention all-conference selection in 2008 and before picking up second team all-league recognition as a 2010 senior Finished his collegiate career fourth on Cal’s all-time list for tackles with 340, while adding 20.0 tackles for loss (-81 yards), 7.0 sacks (-51 yards), seven interceptions (77 return yards) including two that he brought back for touchdowns, nine pass breakups, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and nine quarterback hurries Honored on the Pac-10 All-Academic team for four consecutive seasons (2007-10), earning first-team recognition in each of his last three campaigns Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week four times, twice as a junior in 2009 and once during both his 2008 sophomore and 2010 senior seasons Member of the National Football Foundation’s New Hampshire Honor Society earned by maintaining a GPA of 3.2 or better throughout his entire course of undergraduate study while making a significant contribution to his team PERSONAL: Named the Imperial Valley Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Brawly High School after accumulating 62 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and six blocked punts Team MVP and was also a first-team All-Imperial Valley League selection and a second-team medium schools All-State choice by Cal-Hi Sports as a senior Member of the San Diego Hall of Champions defensive team and the San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team Cousins Dylan, Marty and Kyle Mohamed played at Cal Poly Earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal in Business Administration in December of 2010, finishing with a 3.44 cumulative
Ellis, in addition to his personal history with Goodell, is well known in league circles, having attended owner's meetings for at least a decade.On paper, the Cowboys schedule looks much tougher heading into 2017 than it did in 2016.But that's typically what happens when you finish first in the NFC. TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Denver Broncos with the 24th pick in the sixth round (245th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft…Signed by Broncos on July 28, 2011... 26, 2012…Signed by the Broncos to the practice squad on Sept. Oakland (9/12)COLLEGE: Played in the 86th Annual East-West Shrine Game at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. 13, 2012…Released from the Jaguars practice squad on Sept. Also had a pair of passes defensed Inactive in Weeks 13 (Houston 8/0): Saw action mostly on special teams in eight games and recorded three special teams tackles after being signed to the active roster in Week 7Inactive in Weeks 10-11Recorded special teams tackles against Kansas City (10/20), Jacksonville (12/5) and Denver (12/22)2012 (Denver 1/0): Saw his only game action of the season against Oakland (9/30)Spent time on the practice squad with Denver, Jacksonville and Tennessee2011 (Denver 2/0): Made his NFL debut in the season opener vs.