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Bruce Ellington | Wide Receiver | #12

Team: Houston Texans
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 200
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (106) / SF
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Bruce Ellington has cleared the league's concussion protocol.
He'll be back this week after missing Week 2. Ellington will fight for targets behind DeAndre Hopkins but isn't a reliable fantasy option for Week 3. Sep 20 - 3:37 PM

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Bruce Ellington (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Bengals.

He's one of five Texans who suffered Week 1 concussions. None will play Thursday night. It'll be Braxton Miller and Jaelen Strong behind DeAndre Hopkins.
Sep 13 - 1:45 PM

Texans WR Bruce Ellington was concussed in Week 1.

He was catch-less on two targets before departing Sunday's game.
Sep 10 - 3:44 PM

Texans WR Bruce Ellington "appears destined to survive" final cuts.

Ellington has flashed since signing with the Texans three weeks ago. Getting playing time with the first-team due to injuries, Ellington has eight catches for 122 yards through two preseason games. He appears to be competing with Dres Anderson for a roster spot, although injuries and Jaelen Strong's one-game suspension could allow both to stick.
Aug 31 - 9:18 AM

Bruce Ellington caught 4-of-5 targets for 29 yards in the Texans' third preseason game.

With DeAndre Hopkins (hand), Will Fuller (collarbone), and Braxton Miller (ankle) sidelined, Ellington has taken advantage the last two weeks, totaling eight catches for 122 yards. He has likely earned a roster spot, and he could have an early-season role with Fuller sidelined at least the first month.
Aug 26 - 11:21 PM

Texans WR Bruce Ellington caught 4-of-5 targets for 93 yards in Saturday night's preseason game.

Ellington was signed off the street eight days ago. The former 49ers fourth-round pick got the surprise start against the Patriots and ripped off repeated big plays, most notably a 37-yard deep ball from Tom Savage and a 33-yard catch-and-run from Deshaun Watson. Ellington is a fringe NFL player at this point, but the Texans do have some complementary receiver opportunity with Will Fuller (collarbone) in danger of missing half of the season.
Aug 19 - 11:35 PM

Texans signed WR Bruce Ellington.

It's been a busy month for Ellington, who was waived last week after spending roughly 24 hours on the Jets. That came after New York claimed him off waivers from San Francisco. The Texans are thin at receiver with Will Fuller (collarbone) and Braxton Miller (undisclosed) both sidelined. Even if he makes the team, Ellington will remain well off the fantasy radar.
Aug 11 - 4:48 PM

Jets waived WR Bruce Ellington with a failed physical designation.

Ellington isn't fully recovered from his 2016 hamstring injury. He drew interest from multiple teams on waivers and should resurface when healthy.
Aug 5 - 6:55 PM

Jets claimed WR Bruce Ellington off waivers from the 49ers.

Ellington is reportedly fully recovered from the torn hamstring that cost him all of 2016. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, but he adds return experience and gives the Jets another option in the slot. Ellington has ties to OC John Morton, who was his position coach in San Francisco.
Aug 4 - 4:10 PM

49ers waived WR Bruce Ellington.

A popular fantasy sleeper last offseason, Ellington missed the entire year with a torn hamstring. Adam Schefter reports the receiver has fully recovered, but the 49ers moved on anyway. Injury concerns aside, Ellington has return experience and brings some upside as a slot receiver. He will likely find a new home in the near future.
Aug 3 - 12:48 PM

49ers WR Bruce Ellington has been sidelined at OTAs.

The 49ers' projected starter at slot receiver all last offseason, Ellington wound up missing 2016 with a torn hamstring. The 49ers traded for Jeremy Kerley just before the season and he led the team in receiving. Ellington is a cut candidate under the Niners' new regime.
Apr 26 - 6:08 PM

49ers placed WR Bruce Ellington on injured reserve with a torn hamstring, ending his season.

Competing for a starting job, Ellington was an intriguing sleeper headed into training camp. His loss further thins San Francisco's embarrassingly-thin receiver corps, and means recently-acquired Jeremy Kerley could have to man the slot. Coach Chip Kelly has almost nothing to work with on offense. Now 25, Ellington will head into the final year of his rookie deal with all of 19 career catches.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:00:00 PM

49ers WR/KR Bruce Ellington suffered a strained hamstring in Friday night's preseason game.

He missed the second preseason game with an ankle injury. Ellington's hamstring strain looked serious, as he walked gingerly off the field before being met by trainers on the sideline with a towel over his head. Ellington has mammoth opportunity, but he simply can't stay off the shelf.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 11:25:00 PM

Bruce Ellington (ankle) has resumed practicing at 49ers camp.

Ellington tweaked his ankle in the 49ers' preseason opener and missed the second exhibition game. He remains the favorite for slot duties in San Francisco.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 04:11:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes Bruce Ellington (ankle) "seems ready for a big season."

Barrows adds Ellington had been Blaine Gabbert's favorite target this summer before going down with an ankle injury on Monday that has forced Ellington to sit out practice all week. Injuries have been Ellington's downfall through his first two seasons, costing him six games and limiting him to 19 career catches for 215 yards. Ellington is a dark horse for 100 targets if his health cooperates.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 11:41:00 AM

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