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Draft Scout Andre Ellington News
09/27/17 - RB Chris Johnson looked "a little rusty" against the Cowboys on Monday night, head coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday, hinting that Andre Ellington might see more time in the backfield this Sunday against the visiting 49ers.
"Andre looked very much more comfortable. I thought Andre looked very fast in the game," Arians said.
Asked if Ellington can be effective running between the tackles or if the player still projects more as a third-down back in passing situations, which is what he was when the season started, Arians said, "Andre's always been effective. When he was our guy, 80-yard runs were up the middle. We're not a perimeter running team anyways."
09/06/17 - RB Andre Ellington knew what he needed to do to remain on the 53-man roster: run harder and run meaner. Oh, and stay healthy.
He was able to do all of that and more this preseason and wound up beating out Chris Johnson for one of the four spots at the position. "I knew once I got my body in order to where I can play at a high level, it would be a no-brainer," Ellington said. "I was just frustrated with myself, just kind of figuring out my body and why some of the things were happening the way it was. A lot of the injuries were just freak injuries." Ellington stayed in the Phoenix area during the offseason in order to get his body "in order." "B.A. is the one who told me to stay here," Ellington said, referring to head coach Bruce Arians. "I got the message clear from him."
03/29/17 - RB Andre Ellington will move to wide receiver this season, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday. Signed to a one-year deal earlier this month, Ellington has proven to be better in the passing game during his four seasons in Arizona and struggled in his lone campaign as the team's featured back. The 5-9, 199-pound Ellington saw his carries dwindle from 201 in 2014 to a total of 79 over the last two seasons, including 34 for just 96 yards in 2016.
03/13/17 - RB Andre Ellington is returning to the Cardinals on a one-year deal. The 5-foot-9, 199-pound Ellington played in 53 games (15 starts) in his first four seasons with the Cardinals after he was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Clemson. Multiple injuries hampered the 28-year-old Ellington during his career, although he owns 1,697 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 398 attempts (4.3 yards per carry average) while adding 999 receiving yards and three TDs on 112 receptions.
10/05/16 - RB Andre Ellington has the same number of carries as WR Larry Fitzgerald this season - two. But now that Ellington is the new primary backup to David Johnson because Chris Johnson was placed on injured reserve, the carries should go way up.
"I'm just excited to go out and play and get a chance to get a win," Ellington said, adding when asked how much more of a role he'll have Thursday night, "Your guess is as good as mine, man. I'm just going to be ready. ... I'm not exactly sure what's going to happen. My job is to just be prepared."
Head coach Bruce Arians said Ellington will be pulled from kickoff return duties because of his value at running back. Wide receiver Brittan Golden, elevated from the practice squad this week, will return kicks and play on all special teams units, according to Arians.