Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 5 months ago

Ellerbe (hip) was traded along with a third-round draft pick to the Saints in exchange for wide receiver Kenny Stills.

Ellerbe was likely going to be released, just one year after signing a big contract with the Dolphins. He struggled during his first season in Miami, even before a hip injury brought his campaign to an early end. The Saints likely won't owe Ellerbe any guaranteed money, and it's possible the team has a pay cut in mind. Assuming he's still with the team and makes a full recovery from the hip injury, Ellerbe should enter training camp as the favorite to start at inside linebacker for New Orleans. Such a role would put him firmly on the IDP radar, despite his unimpressive statistical track record.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 6 months ago

Ellerbe is expected to be released in the near future, according to the Miami Herald.

Ellerbe (hip) hasn't been the defensive dynamo the Dolphins thought they were getting when they signed him after the 2013 season. He missed the 2014 campaign due to a hip injury and will more than likely be looking for a new team to play for the coming season.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 6 months ago

Ellerbe is expected to be a salary cap casualty, according to the Miami Herald.

With Ellerbe's production not matching his salary and with Jelani Jenkins proving that he could handle a starting job last season there just isn't much reason to keep Ellerbe on the roster.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 9 months ago

Ellerbe (hip) has finally been able to abandon his crutches, according to the Miami Herald's Adam Besley.

While it is certainly good news that Ellerbe is off crutches, he's still not able to run and at this point in time is hoping to be able to do so by the time there are OTAs next spring.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 12 months ago

Ellerbe (hip) will be placed on injured reserve, ending his 2014 season, The Palm Beach Post reports.

Ellerbe injured his hip early in the Dolphins' Week 1 win over the Patriots and will now be sidelined for the remainder of the season. After recording 101 tackles in his debut season in Miami last year, Ellerbe entered this term as the team's starting weakside linebacker. As a result of Ellerbe landing on IR, the Dolphins will sign veteran Kelvin Sheppard.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 12 months ago

Ellerbe (hip) will not return to Sunday's game against the Patriots, The Miami Herald reports.

Ellerbe suffered a hip injury during the first half of Sunday's regular season opener and will not return. As a result, the Dolphins are without each of their three starting linebackers, since Philip Wheeler (thumb) is inactive and Koa Misi (ankle) has also been ruled out following an in-game exit due to injury.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 12 months ago

Ellerbe suffered a hip injury during Sunday's game against the Patriots and is considered questionable to return, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

Ellerbe exiting Sunday's game along with teammate Koa Misi (ankle) leaves the Dolphins extremely thin at linebacker, since Philip Wheeler (thumb) is inactive. As such, Miami is currently down to reserves at all three linebacker positions.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 1 year ago

The Dolphins are using Dannell Ellerbe at outside linebacker during OTAs.

Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler are on the outside, with Koa Misi at Mike. In nickel packages, Wheeler and Misi stay on the field while Ellerbe departs. The Fins are essentially admitting ex-GM Jeff Ireland's $34.75 million mistake on Ellerbe, changing his position and demoting him out of sub-packages. Unfortunately, they can't save salary cap room by cutting Ellerbe until next offseason.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 1 year ago

The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins will move MLB Dannell Ellerbe to weak-side linebacker if the team signs a new middle linebacker.

The Dolphins are among the rumored four potential suitors for free agent ILB D'Qwell Jackson, who is expected to pick a team by the end of the week. If moved to the weak side, Ellerbe would be replacing Philip Wheeler. Both were massive free-agent busts in 2013. Wheeler would then compete with Koa Misi on the strong side. Misi is considered Miami's best run defender.

Dannell Ellerbe LB NO 2 years ago

Dolphins declared LB Dannell Ellerbe, QB Pat Devlin, RB Mike Gillislee, CB Will Davis, LB Josh Kaddu, OG Danny Watkins, and G/T Dallas Thomas inactive for Week 7 against the Bills.