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Dannell Ellerbe | Linebacker | #57

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/29/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 245
College: Georgia
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Eagles MLB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) is practicing Thursday.
Ellerbe sat out the NFC Championship Game, but this early return to practice suggests he will be ready for the Super Bowl. Najee Goode played in his place against the Vikings. Jan 25 - 12:46 PM

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Eagles MLB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) is inactive for the NFC Championship Game against the Vikings.

Najee Goode gets the start in Ellerbe's absence. Also inactive for the Eagles are OT Will Beatty, WR Marcus Johnson, CB Sidney Jones, DE Steven Means, DT Elijah Qualls and RB Wendell Smallwood.
Jan 21 - 5:32 PM

Eagles LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Vikings.

Ellerbe has been dealing with hamstring issues all year. He started the last two games of the regular season and the Divisional Round, where he was on the field for 23-of-63 snaps. Ellerbe should play through his questionable tag.
Jan 19 - 2:30 PM

Eagles signed LB Dannell Ellerbe, formerly of the Saints.

Ellerbe, 32 later this month, was released by the Saints with an injury settlement earlier this year after suffering a hamstring issue in the summer. Health has always been the question with him, and he hasn't been all that effective since leaving Baltimore. The Eagles lost MLB Jordan Hicks to a torn Achilles' a couple weeks back. Ellerbe will be an option there or on the outside.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 07:04:00 PM

Saints placed WLB Dannell Ellerbe on injured reserve with a foot injury, ending his season.

Per NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Ellerbe will be released with an injury settlement once he's healthy. He hopes to be cleared in three weeks. Headed into his age-32 campaign, Ellerbe's recent career has been wrecked by injury. He's made just 16 appearances since 2013. His phone isn't going to be ringing off the hook, despite what his agent is telling some media members.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 03:46:00 PM

Saints declared WLB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Delvin Breaux, DE Obus Gwachum, TE Josh Hill, RB Marcus Murphy, OG Landon Turner and CB BW Webb inactive for Week 2 against the Giants.

Ellberbe was ruled out with a hip injury earlier this week while Hill is dealing with a sprained ankle. Terron Armstead (quad) is active for the Saints.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 11:45:00 AM

Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe (hip) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Giants.

With Ellerbe out of the lineup in Week 1, the Saints' run defense was gashed for over 150 yards and three touchdowns by Raiders running backs. Of course, they probably would have gotten gashed like that even had Ellerbe played.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe (hip) is out for Week 1 against the Raiders.

A hip injury kept him out of practice this week. Craig Robertson will fill in at weak side linebacker on Sunday. Consider Ellerbe week to week.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 04:04:00 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune's Larry Holder reports Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe had a "dynamite" training camp and preseason.

Ellerbe, 30, was limited to six games last season and one the year before due to injuries. Set to take off as an every-down player on the weak side this season, Ellerbe is back on the injury report with a hip issue and missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. If he can't play, Craig Robertson will start.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 09:15:00 AM

Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe expects to be 100 percent for training camp.

Ellerbe has played in seven games the last two years due to injuries. He was forced to take an offseason pay cut to remain with the Saints. Ellerbe was limited this spring, but will be full-go for the start of camp.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 07:11:00 PM

Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe will make $2.95 million in salary and bonuses after restructuring his deal.

Ellerbe's base salary was slashed to $1.7 million, but he can earn some of that back through playing-time incentives. His contract for 2017 voids if he plays at least 80 percent of the defensive snaps next season. The pay cut saves the Saints $2.7 million against the cap.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Saints WLB Dannell Ellerbe has taken a pay cut to remain in New Orleans.

Owed $5.2 million in salary and bonuses with a $5.9 million cap charge, Ellerbe was never coming back at that price. Ellerbe appeared in six games in his first season with New Orleans after being acquired in the Kenny Stills trade. He made four starts, but missed large chunks of the season with injuries. 30-year-old Ellerbe has appeared in just seven games over the last two years.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Feb 10, 2016 12:02:00 PM

New Saints MLB Dannell Ellerbe accepted a $7.325 million pay cut after his trade from the Dolphins.

Ellerbe was scheduled to earn $8.425 million in 2015. That figure has been reduced to $1.1 million. It sounds worse than it is, as Ellerbe will still net $4.9 million guaranteed with roster and signing bonuses. The portion of the trade that sent Ellerbe to New Orleans was essentially a salary dump by the Dolphins. Closing in on 30, Ellerbe's best years are behind him.
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 10:42:00 AM

New Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe has reportedly agreed to a restructured contract.

This was undoubtedly a prequisite for Ellerbe's trade. Ellerbe's originally-scheduled salary of $8.425 million was laughably out of line with his recent play.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 01:46:00 PM

Saints acquired LB Dannell Ellerbe and a 2015 third-round pick from the Dolphins in exchange for WR Kenny Stills.

The third-rounder is much more valuable than Ellerbe, who is way overpaid at $9.85 million and was going to be cut by the Dolphins. The Saints are going to have to try and get him to take a pay cut. Ellerbe figures to slide in as the Saints' middle linebacker, replacing recently-released Curtis Lofton.
Fri, Mar 13, 2015 12:56:00 PM

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