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Andre Ellington | Running Back | #38

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 199
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 6 (187) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Cardinals GM Steve Keim hinted the team will "move on" from Andre Ellington if he cannot stay healthy this season.
"Andre’s a dynamic player, there’s no doubt about that," Keim said. "We love his skill set, but it’s no secret the guy has had durability problems. As an organization, you have expectations and if a guy doesn’t fulfill those expectations, you may have to move on." Ellington has played just 22 games the last two seasons and was limited in many. With David Johnson expected to be an every-down back, Ellington's role has disappeared. Entering the final year of his rookie deal, this is likely Ellington's final season in Arizona. Feb 25 - 9:00 AM

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Andre Ellington rushed once for no yards and missed his lone target in the Cardinals' NFC Championship Game loss to the Panthers.

Ellington was spotted on a second-quarter breather series after David Johnson ripped off a 23-yard run. Ellington proceeded to get stuffed on his carry and miss a poorly thrown target from Carson Palmer. Ellington continued to battle foot injuries in 2015 and lost his starting job to Johnson. Ellington will be nothing more than a late-round stab in 2016 fantasy drafts.
Jan 24 - 10:30 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said Andre Ellington (toe) won’t be fully healthy until next year.

Ellington played in the final two regular-season games, but was limited to 11 touches. With Arizona on bye, he’ll get a week to rest for the Divisional Round. Ellington will remain just a change-up behind David Johnson.
Jan 6 - 6:18 PM

Andre Ellington rushed twice for two yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to the Seahawks, adding a seven-yard reception.

Ellington was used sparingly with the playoffs on the horizon. He'll be used as a change-of-pace back behind David Johnson for the Divisional Round.
Jan 3 - 8:17 PM

Andre Ellington (toe) is probable for Week 17.

Ellington made it through the week setback-free. He’ll be limited to a change-up role for Sunday’s Seattle matchup.
Jan 1 - 6:32 PM

Andre Ellington (toe) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Ellington didn't suffer any setbacks last week. He'll be David Johnson's change-of-pace against Seattle.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 07:27:00 PM

Andre Ellington rushed seven times for 40 yards and caught his lone target for five yards in the Cardinals' Week 16 win over the Packers.

Making his return from a three-week absence due to turf toe, Ellington played well behind starter David Johnson and didn't really see much playing time until deep into the second half when Arizona rested all their starters while nursing a 38-8 lead. Ellington will operate as the change-of-pace to Johnson next week against Seattle and into the postseason.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:07:00 PM

Andre Ellington (toe) is active for Week 16 against the Packers.

Battling turf toe, Ellington is back after missing the previous three weeks. He'll handle some light pass-game work behind stud rookie David Johnson. Inactive for the Cardinals are FS Rashad Johnson, QB Matt Barkley, CB Corey White, LB Shaq Riddick, OT D.J. Humphries, NT Xavier Williams, and DT Josh Mauro. Johnson is out with an ankle issue.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 03:02:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Andre Ellington (toe) is expected to play Sunday against the Packers.

He's back after missing three weeks with turf toe. Rookie David Johnson emerged as the lead back in his absence, reducing Ellington to a change-of-pace role. Ellington is merely an RB3/4 and shouldn't be relied on during championship week. Johnson remains a top-10 play in all formats.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:12:00 AM

Coach Bruce Arians sounded very optimistic about Andre Ellington's (turf toe) Week 16 return.

"Very good," Arians said of Ellington's chances of playing Sunday versus Green Bay. "He's fine. Practiced full speed two-days in a row." Although David Johnson has emerged as Arizona's best option at feature back, Ellington can certainly be an asset on limited change-of-pace touches. We suspect he'll handle 6-10 touches in this week's date with the Packers.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 04:08:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians said he expects Andre Ellington (questionable, foot) to play Sunday.

Ellington looks finally on track to return after missing the last three games. He should have a change-up role behind David Johnson, but isn't a major threat to his workload. Johnson is Rotoworld's top running back play for Week 16.
Fri, Dec 25, 2015 07:02:00 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) returned to practice on Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Ellington also got in a limited practice last Friday before being ruled out for Week 15. He's more likely to sit than return this week. Even if Ellington does play, David Johnson will remain the week's No. 1 overall running back.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Andre Ellington (foot) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Bruce Arians has been saying for weeks that Ellington is merely day-to-day, but we'll believe he's playing when he returns to a full practice at some point. David Johnson should again get all he can handle this week.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 02:50:00 PM

Andre Ellington (toe) is inactive for Week 15 against the Eagles.

Ellington returned to practice Friday, but isn't ready for game action. His absence locks David Johnson into 20-plus touches. The rest of the Cardinals inactives are QB Matt Barkley, S Rashad Johnson, LB Shaq Riddick, OT D.J. Humphries, DT Cory Redding, and NT Xavier Williams.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:08:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Andre Ellington (toe) "will not play" Sunday night against the Eagles.

Ellington returned to practice Friday after missing the previous two games with turf toe, but he's not ready for game action. Turf toe is very painful and has been known to end seasons. With Ellington still out, it keeps David Johnson locked into high-end RB1 status with 25-touch upside. Stepfan Taylor and Kerwynn Williams will back Johnson up and play minimal snaps.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 09:57:00 AM