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Bruce Ellington | Wide Receiver | #10

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/22/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 197
College: South Carolina
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (106) / SF
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Bruce Ellington is working as the 49ers' first-team slot receiver at OTAs.
Although Chip Kelly may change his usage allocation based on his personnel, slot receiver in Kelly's Eagles offenses was a heavily-targeted position. Jordan Matthews commanded 103 targets as Philly's slot man in 2014, and 126 more last year. A 2014 fourth-round pick, Ellington ran a 4.45 forty at 5'9/197 coming out of South Carolina. He should be owned in deeper Dynasty leagues. Jun 2 - 6:01 PM

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Bruce Ellington has been working as the 49ers' slot receiver at OTAs.

Shortly after getting the job, coach Chip Kelly said he was "intrigued" by Ellington. Early on, Torrey Smith and Quinton Patton have been the outside receivers, with Ellington running all the short patterns inside. Behind Smith, snaps are up for grabs. Ellington hasn't shown much in his two seasons.
May 31 - 7:49 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly is "intrigued" by Bruce Ellington.

"That kid can do some interesting things," said Kelly. "It's our job to figure out how we can use that to benefit us to help us win games." Ellington has mostly played on special teams since getting drafted in 2014 but that could change under Kelly, who is partial to using three-receiver sets. Kelly is also interested in employing Ellington out of the backfield. With top receiver Anquan Boldin headed for free agency, there's a chance Ellington will be more involved in 2016.
Feb 26 - 3:02 PM

Bruce Ellington (ankle) is questionable for Week 6 against Baltimore.

Ellington should continue to play through his ankle injury. He's the No. 4 receiver behind Quinton Patton, but will see time in sub-packages.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Bruce Ellington caught two passes for 39 yards in Week 5 against the Giants.

Ellington was involved on the 49ers' first drive, but fell out of the gameplan in the second half. He played a sub-package role behind Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith, and Quinton Patton. Ellington should continue to push for three-wide snaps.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 01:04:00 AM

Bruce Ellington (ankle) is probable for Week 4 against the Rams.

Ellington is ready to return after missing the last two weeks. He should handle return duties and play in sub-package sets.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 05:49:00 PM

Bruce Ellington (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Ellington will be a game-time decision after sitting out Week 2. He practiced on a limit basis throughout the week. Ellington is the 49ers' top return man and should start to push Quinton Patton for snaps.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:08:00 PM

49ers declared WR Bruce Ellington, RB Reggie Bush, DL Mike Purcell, OL Brandon Thomas, CB Shareece Wright, C Nick Easton, and OLB Corey Lemonier inactive for Week 2 at Pittsburgh.

Rookie Mike Davis and Aussie Jarryd Hayne will be Carlos Hyde's backups against Pittsburgh. Quinton Patton will replace Ellington as the No. 3 receiver.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:43:00 AM

Bruce Ellington (ankle) is questionable for Week 2 against the Steelers.

Ellington was a late addition to the injury report after not practicing on Friday. He's looking on the doubtful side of questionable. Ellington played just three Week 1 snaps behind Quinton Patton.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:58:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 11:42:00 AM

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.
Sat, Aug 22, 2015 06:11:00 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.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:33:00 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

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