|Nose tackle Sione Pouha started 54 games the past four seasons with the Jets. (USATSI)|
New York saved $5 million by cutting Pouha and cleared $3.8 million in cap room, according to multiple news outlets reporting the move.
The 34-year-old run stopper started 54 games the past four seasons and spent his entire career with the Jets. A back injury limited him to 12 games in 2012, when he made 29 tackles.
Ellis (6-foot-4, 346 pounds) has played in 17 games over two seasons, making 25 tackles.
The Jets enter free agency with about $9 million in cap room.
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