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Rhett Ellison | Tight End | #85

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 250
College: USC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (128) / MIN
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Vikings H-back Rhett Ellison (patellar tendon) anticipates making a full recovery.
Ellison missed the entire offseason after January surgery. Despite coming off a career-threatening injury, the Vikings saw enough to give him a one-year, $2.25M deal. Ellison will have a blocking role when healthy. Jul 16 - 6:05 PM

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Vikings re-signed TE Rhett Ellison to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

That is a lot of money to pay a blocking tight end who tore his patellar tendon in January. The deal likely includes several incentives or an injury split. He is a candidate to open the season on the PUP list.
Mar 15 - 11:37 AM

Vikings placed TE Rhett Ellison (knee) on injured reserve.

It’s a formality after Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in Week 17. A block-only tight end, Ellison’s career is in doubt.
Jan 6 - 5:42 PM

Vikings TE Rhett Ellison suffered a torn patellar tendon in Sunday night's win over the Packers.

He's done for the year. It's a potentially career-threatening injury with Ellison a free agent after the season. Ellison's loss is a downgrade to Adrian Peterson and Minnesota's run game.
Jan 4 - 1:24 AM

Rhett Ellison caught both of his targets for 18 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' Week 10 win over the Raiders.

The 11-yard touchdown he caught was his first since Week 11 of the 2014 campaign. Ellison is a blocking tight end who rarely catches passes. He's not someone we blurb about very often.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:25:00 PM

Vikings fourth-round TE Rhett Ellison will undergo an MRI after injuring his knee in Friday's preseason game.

Ellison's injury isn't believed to be of the season-ending variety. Ticketed for the third string behind Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson, Ellison has four catches for 27 yards through three exhibition games.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 01:19:00 PM

Vikings signed fourth-round TE Rhett Ellison to a four-year contract.

The 6'5", 251-pounder played tight end, fullback, and even the slot for USC. While he's not a long-term fantasy prospect, the Vikings drafted Ellison as the latest model in the Jim Kleinsasser H-back mold.
Tue, May 22, 2012 06:09:00 PM

Vikings selected TE/FB Rhett Ellison with the No. 128 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

The son of former 49ers LB Riki Ellison, Rhett is a favorite of NFL Network's Mike Mayock among the H-back prospects. Ellison is a polished prospect with solid pass protection and fine hands, but he's more of a role player with limited speed, lacking in downfield ability. He'll help the Vikings more than fantasy leaguers.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 01:36:00 PM

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