Down to One Option; Packers’ Ken Ellis Plays Out His
August 3, 1975 – The agent for disgruntled Green Bay Packers cornerback Ken Ellis says his client will stay put, but will play out his option. “He’s there to stay until May 31,” Houston attorney Earl Cromwell says referring to the date on which Ellis will officially be a free agent. “But he’s not going to play for Green Bay after this season.” Ellis, who had at least three interceptions in each of his first five seasons, picks off just one pass in 1975. In April 1976, he is traded along with John Hadl and two draft choices to the Oilers in exchange for quarterback Lynn Dickey.