Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA 3 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 6 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 10 Months

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 11 Months

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 11 Months

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 11 Months

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.

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Mar 14 '13

The Miami Herald confirms Dannell Ellerbe will be the Dolphins' starting middle linebacker, replacing Karlos Dansby.

Dansby was run out of town despite amassing 134 tackles (101 solo) and nine pass breakups last season while playing through a biceps tear. It's a strong hint that Ellerbe could be big-time in IDP fantasy leagues. Koa Misi figures to remain Miami's starting strong-side linebacker, with Philip Wheeler at "SAM."

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Mar 12 '13

Dolphins agreed to terms with LB Dannell Ellerbe, formerly of the Ravens.

It's a terrible loss for the Ravens, who wanted badly to re-sign Ellerbe as the heir to Ray Lewis. It's uncertain where Ellerbe will play in Miami, but our best guess is the strong-side spot since he can't cover a lick. Kevin Burnett is 30 years old, and the Dolphins can save over $3 million by releasing him. Weak-side linebacker Koa Misi is in the final year of his rookie deal.

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Mar 12 '13

The Rams have expressed interest in free agent LB Dannell Ellerbe.

An inside linebacker in Baltimore, Ellerbe would be a strong-side linebacker in St. Louis with Jo-Lonn Dunbar on the weak side. SAM linebackers typically cost much less than the $6 million per year Ellerbe is known to be targeting.

Dannell Ellerbe LB MIA Mar 11 '13

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports the Ravens plan to huddle with free agent ILB Dannell Ellerbe on Tuesday morning.

Breer confirms Ellerbe is Baltimore's "top priority" among in-house free agents, and the Ravens plan on "putting their best foot forward" in tomorrow's contract talks. Trading Anquan Boldin cleared a large chunk of salary cap space, enough for the club to retain Ellerbe. We expect these sides to reunite.