Andre Ellington
RB FA
6 months ago

Ellington, an unrestricted free agent, believes he's in the best physical shape since his rookie year, David Shelton of The Charleston Post Courier reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old has spent much of his career battling injuries, though he's still managed to play at least 10 games in each of his five NFL seasons. Likely just a pass-catching specialist at this point in his career, Ellington is hoping for a chance to compete for a roster spot in training camp. The free-agent market hasn't been friendly to passing-down backs, with Charles Sims settling for $200,000 guaranteed while Shane Vereen and Lance Dunbar also remain unsigned.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
11 months ago

Ellington had two carries for five yards and six catches on nine targets for 72 yards in four games with the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington began the 2017 season as a pass-catching specialist for the Cardinals and had some productive games early. His name was mentioned as a possible fill-in when David Johnson suffered a season-ending wrist injury in Week 1, however, the Cardinals went to great lengths to avoid using Ellington in the RB rotation. The 28-year-old was eventually released and landed with the Texans for the final weeks of the season. There were opportunities for Ellington as a receiver in Houston due to injuries at wideout, and he played 47 snaps in his Week 13 debut. However, as the injury situation improved, Ellington was limited to just 22 snaps over the final four weeks. The Texans are already set at running back with Lamar Miller and D'Onta Foreman. If Alfred Blue returns to the fold, there will be little room for Ellington.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
12 months ago

Ellington was active but did not play a single snap in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington logged 11 touches over the last two games but had no such opportunities in Sunday's blowout with Alfred Blue having season highs in touches and rushing yards. The 28-year-old was a low-value option prior to Week 15 and now has another tough matchup against the Steelers defense this week.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
12 months ago

Ellington (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after practicing fully Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to Alfred Blue (concussion), so Ellington is in line to have have some company in the Texans' backfield mix behind starter Lamar Miller (knee) on Sunday. In a backup time-share, neither Ellington nor Blue represent high-percentage fantasy plays against the Jaguars' run D, which has allowed just six rushing TDs through 13 games.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
12 months ago

Ellington (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

With Alfred Blue (concussion) practicing fully Wednesday, Ellington could have some company in the Texans' backup RB mix behind Lamar Miller in Week 15. Neither Ellington nor Blue represent high-percentage fantasy plays against the 9-4 Jaguars on Sunday, in any case.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
12 months ago

Ellington had three carries for six yards and caught one of two targets for additional 16 yards in Sunday's 26-16 loss to the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

With Alfred Blue (concussion) inactive, Ellington moved up to second on the depth chart, but a banged up offensive line with guys playing out of position were unable to create running room for either Ellington or starter Lamar Miller. With Houston running backs averaging less than three yards per carry (20 carries, 59 yards), the game plan shifted to the pass. Ellington's status for Week 15 against the Jaguars depends on Blue's recovery.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
1 year ago

Ellington rushed twice for negative four yards while catching five of six targets for 56 yards in Sunday's 24-13 loss to Tennessee.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington saw snaps at wide receiver in his Houston debut with Braxton Miller (concussion) and Bruce Ellington (hamstring) exiting early. The running back's value comes primarily from his contributions catching the ball, as Ellington's totaled 353 receiving yards compared to just 49 rushing yards in nine appearances between the Cardinals and Texans this season.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
1 year ago

Ellington is inactive for Monday night's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington's ability as a pass catcher out of the backfield could lead to him working in a complementary role behind Lamar Miller once he's more up to speed with the Houston offense, but Monday night at least, Alfred Blue will continue to back up Miller.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
1 year ago1 Comment

The Texans claimed Ellington off waivers Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Let go by the Cardinals after he was a healthy inactive for Arizona's loss Sunday to the Texans, Ellington will stick around in Houston to fortify a backfield that lost rookie running back D'Onta Foreman (Achilles) to a season-ending injury in the contest. Though he doesn't fit the power-back profile Foreman filled, Ellington is an adept pass catcher out of the backfield, a skill that should make him a fair complement to lead runner Lamar Miller. Ellington will have to get up to speed with the Texans' backfield before establishing himself as the top backup, but he has a decent chance of seeing meaningful snaps right off the bat with Alfred Blue (hamstring) uncertain to suit up Sunday against the Ravens after the injury prevented him from suiting up in Week 11.

Andre Ellington
RB FA
1 year ago

The Cardinals released Ellington on Monday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ellington caught 23 passes for 210 yards during a three-game stretch in Weeks 3-5, but his productivity largely was a symptom of shortcomings with the Arizona offense. He faded from relevance shortly after the team traded for Adrian Peterson, ultimately landing on the inactive list for Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Texans. Ellington could get a look elsewhere as a potential passing-down specialist. He showed some promise early in his career, but he's never had much luck staying healthy and seems to have lost much of his explosiveness along the way. D.J. Foster and Kerwynn Williams spelled Peterson on passing downs in Sunday's loss.