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Chris Ellis | Linebacker

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 267
College: Virginia Tech
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 3 (72) / BUF
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Steelers waived LB Chris Ellis, CB Niles Brinkley, NT Anthony Gray, and WR Terrence McCrae.
Ellis, the Bills' 2008 third-round pick, has appeared in just 15 games during his three-year career. He may want to find a home as a 4-3 end instead of trying to fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker. Tue, Aug 30, 2011 10:02:00 AM

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Bills waived LB Chris Ellis.

Ellis was a third-round pick in 2008 that struggled to be active during his time in Buffalo. He's a better fit as a 4-3 defensive end than a 3-4 outside linebacker anyway.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010 12:56:00 PM

Bills DE Chris Ellis will miss Sunday's game against the Dolphins due to a family emergency.

Ellis is just a reserve, but the Bills' defense is really banged up heading into this one. Three of their four starters in the secondary are out, setting up a favorable matchup for new Dolphins starter Chad Henne.
Sat, Oct 3, 2009 11:55:00 PM

Bills placed DE Chris Ellis (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The third-round product from Virginia Tech had a chance to step up because of injuries in Buffalo, but barely produced. He had seven tackles in seven games this season. Buffalo activated Canadian born defensive end Corey Mace from the practice squad to take Ellis' spot on the 53-man roster.
Sat, Dec 6, 2008 03:14:00 PM

Bills signed third-round DE Chris Ellis to an undisclosed contract.

For now, Ellis will probably be used as a situational pass rusher. Defensive end is a deep position for Buffalo, but Ellis should eventually threaten to start. The former Virginia Tech player is also solid against the run.
Thu, Jul 24, 2008 01:00:00 PM

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