The New York Jets may not have signed him to a new contract but that didn't stop nose tackle Kenrick Ellis from taking the high road on Wednesday and thanking his old team.

Ellis went across town and signed with the New York Giants, a rather significant move for 'Big Blue' as they reshape their pass rush. But even as he went to New York's other NFL team, Ellis still took time to show a bit of class towards his old team and especially Jets fans with a classy post on his Facebook account on Wednesday night:

"I want to take a moment to thank the Jets organization for all they have done for me," Ellis wrote on Facebook. "It was an honor and a privilege to wear the green and white. Also, I would like to thank the Jets fans for their love and support over the last four seasons. Your passion for this great game is apparent and was always appreciated. I hope that you will continue to support me as a member of the New York Giants. Thank you all again!"

 

Drafted by the Jets in 2011 out of the third round, Ellis showed progression each and every year in the league. Last season he finished with 12 tackles and registered his first sack of his NFL career.

Ellis was hailed as a combine specimen and quickly rose up draft boards after showing outstanding athleticism, allaying concerns over the standard of play while in college at Hampton. With the Jets he continued to show his athleticism while growing in his understanding of the game, including the all-important gap assignments.