Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA 1 Month

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 MIA 3 Months

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 MIA 4 Months

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 MIA 4 Months

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 MIA 7 Months

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 MIA 10 Months

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 MIA Jul 31 '79

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.

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Jul 29 '79

Dolphins MLB Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder) missed practice again Friday and is not not expected to play Sunday against the Bills.

Ellerbe was injured two Monday nights ago ahead of the Dolphins' Week 6 bye. He was hopeful of returning this week. Jason Trusnik will likely draw the start at middle linebacker if Ellerbe can't give it a go.

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Jul 27 '79

Dolphins MLB Dannell Ellerbe (shoulder) has not resumed practicing.

Ellerbe went down in Week 5, the game prior to the Dolphins' bye. He says he's confident he'll play this week, but backup Jason Trusnik is working with the first-teamers.

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Jul 17 '79

Dolphins MLB Dannell Ellerbe exited Sunday's Week 5 game against Ravens with a shoulder injury.

Ellerbe was injured in the second quarter and is questionable to return. Jason Trusnik has replaced him at middle linebacker.