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Bruce Ellington | Wide Receiver

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 197
College: South Carolina
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49ers WR Bruce Ellington (leg) is expected to return to practice this week.
Ellington has been sidelined since August 4. Quinton Patton struggled in the 49ers' second preseason game, leaving the door open for Ellington to steal the No. 3 receiver job if he can get healthy. Aug 25 - 11:42 AM

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49ers WR Bruce Ellington (leg) has yet to be cleared to practice.

Ellington has been sidelined since August 4. The missed time puts him behind Quinton Patton for No. 3 duties. Ellington is doubtful for the 49ers’ second preseason game.
Aug 22 - 6:11 PM

49ers WR Bruce Ellington is sidelined with a left leg issue.

It sounds like he'll miss the entire week of practice. Ellington's injury comes after he missed the majority of the offseason with a right hamstring ailment. Coming off a rookie season where he caught just six passes, Ellington needs to stay on the field to nail down No. 3 duties.
Aug 4 - 3:33 PM

Bruce Ellington (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Ellington will be a game-time decision against the Cardinals. With Stevie Johnson sidelined, Ellington should remain the No. 3 receiver.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Rookie WR Bruce Ellington suffered a hamstring injury in the 49ers' Week 16 game against the Chargers.

Ellington appeared to pull a hamstring in the third quarter. He tried to re-enter, but was ruled out in the fourth. Ellington was in the middle of a breakout when he suffered the injury. He caught the first touchdown pass of his career in the second quarter and closed out the first half with a one-yard touchdown run. Ellington was clearly a focal point of the offense early in the game, seeing four targets and three carries in the first half. Ellington has had a quiet rookie campaign, but he has a real chance to establish himself as the 49ers' No. 3 receiver in 2015.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:22:00 PM

49ers WR/KR Bruce Ellington (ankle) is inactive for Thursday night's Week 13 game against Seattle.

Ellington will miss his third straight game and remains week to week. The rest of the 49ers inactives are CB Tramaine Brock, RT Anthony Davis, QB Josh Johnson, NT Glenn Dorsey, WR Quinton Patton, and TE Vance McDonald.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 07:09:00 PM

49ers WR/KR Bruce Ellington (ankle) remained sidelined at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

He's not going to play against Washington. Ellington is week to week.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 05:36:00 PM

49ers WR/KR Bruce Ellington (ankle) is questionable for Week 11.

Ellington was limited in practice throughout the week. He'll likely be a game-time decision. Ellington has been used mostly on kick returns, and has just a 5/54/1 line this season.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 07:38:00 PM

49ers WR/KR Bruce Ellington (ankle) is day to day.

Ellington left Sunday's win against the Saints and didn't return, but an MRI ruled out structural damage. He should be considered questionable for Week 11. Ellington has just a 5/54/1 line in nine games this season.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 11:11:00 AM

49ers WR/KR Bruce Ellington sustained an ankle injury in Sunday's Week 10 win at New Orleans and did not return.

The 49ers did not update Ellington's status after the game. The fourth-round rookie has 5-54-1 on the season.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 09:05:00 PM

WR Bruce Ellington could serve as the 49ers' No. 3 running back in Week 2.

The 49ers are thin behind Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde after waiving LaMichael James. Marcus Lattimore (knee) is on the reserve/NFI list. FB Bruce Miller is another candidate for carries. We don't see Ellington getting enough work to gain dual receiver/running back eligibility.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:50:00 PM

49ers fourth-round WR Bruce Ellington caught three passes for 35 yards in Thursday night's preseason opener.

He added two kickoffs for 62 yards. Ellington doesn't quite project as a fantasy asset long term, but his quickness and speed stood out on high-percentage pass routes against the Ravens. He's in the mix for Niners No. 4 receiver duties.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 01:29:00 PM

49ers activated WR Bruce Ellington from the NFI list.

Ellington missed the start of camp with a minor ankle injury. Now that he's cleared, he'll compete for snaps in four-wide sets behind Michael Crabtree, Anquan Boldin and Steve Johnson. Third-round C Marcus Martin is also expected to return soon.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 06:08:00 PM

49ers rookie WR Bruce Ellington (NFI) is dealing with a "rolled ankle," and "should be back soon."

The same is true for third-round C Marcus Martin. Although any missed practice time is a big deal for Ellington as he competes for No. 4 duties, it's not going to cost him his shot as long as he's ready for the preseason.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 02:56:00 PM

The Sacramento Bee reports 49ers WR Bruce Ellington's (undisclosed, NFI) injury isn't considered serious.

Per reporter Matt Barrows, the same is true for C Marcus Martin. Ellington was a surprise placement on the active/NFI list Thursday, as he wasn't known to be nursing an injury. The NFI designation, as opposed to PUP, means he suffered the injury away from official 49ers activities, perhaps as far back as college. The 49ers have become notorious for "redshirting" rookies, but we'd be surprised if Ellington isn't ready for Week 1. He's in the mix for slot duties.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 07:23:00 PM

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