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Justin Ellis: Let go by Atlanta
Ellis was released by the Falcons on Saturday, Terrin Waack of the team's official site reports.
Ellis agreed to terms with Atlanta on July 28 before being released less than one month later. The nine-year veteran has spent time with Oakland, Baltimore and New York throughout his career. In those nine years, Ellis appeared in 117 games and recorded 182 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He'll look for a new team ahead of the coming season.... See More ... See Less
Falcons' Justin Ellis: Agrees to deal with Atlanta
The Falcons are planning to sign Ellis on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Per Rapoport, Ellis impressed during a workout Friday and will get a chance to compete for a roster spot. The Falcons may be without Calais Campbell (undisclosed) for a large portion of the preseason, so Ellis, who's joining his third team in as many years, should have plenty of opportunities to showcase his skills.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Justin Ellis: Signed by Giants
Ellis agreed to a deal with the Giants on Wednesday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Ellis appeared in 30 games over the last two seasons for Baltimore and totaled 35 tackles. The 2014 fourth-round pick is likely to serve as a depth piece along the Giants' defensive line during the 2022 campaign after New York lost Austin Johnson -- who signed a two-year, $14 million deal with the Chargers -- this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' Justin Ellis: Pens one-year deal
Ellis re-signed Wednesday with the Ravens on a one-year, $1.2 million contract, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports.
Ellis suited up in 13 games (three starts) with the Ravens last season, recording 17 tackles and a pass breakup. Brandon Williams is still expected to be the team's starting nose tackle in 2021, but Ellis adds flexibility and depth for Baltimore's front seven.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' Justin Ellis: Set to start Sunday
Ellis will start at nose tackle Sunday versus the Eagles because Brandon Williams is on the reserve/COVID-19 list, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Ellis has played in four games this season as a backup to Williams, and he's recorded just one tackle. The veteran will have an increased role Sunday, and he'll look to disrupt a banged-up Eagles' offensive line. Miles Sanders is a major concern for the Ravens' defense, and Ellis will be responsible for pressuring Carson Wentz as well.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' Justin Ellis: Back with Baltimore
The Ravens and Ellis agreed to terms on a one-year contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Ellis operated in a reserve role for the Ravens after he signed with the team as a free agent in November of last season. The 29-year-old is expected to play a similar role in 2020 behind a stacked defensive front that has added the likes of Calais Campbell to the fold. Ellis supplied just six tackles (two solo) across four regular-season contests in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' Justin Ellis: Minimal role in 2019
Ellis recorded six tackles (two solo) across four regular-season contests in 2019.
Ellis joined the Ravens as a free agent in early November, after which point he played a reserve role along the team's defensive line. The 29-year-old veteran is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.... See More ... See Less
Ravens' Justin Ellis: Finds new home in Baltimore
The Ravens signed Ellis to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Ellis injured his knee during the preseason while playing for the Raiders, and he was eventually released from IR. The 28-year-old is healthy now, and he'll provide depth since Daylon Mack (knee) was placed on IR and Michael Pierce (ankle) is considered day-to-day. Nose tackle Domata Peko, who is six years older than Ellis, was also signed for the same purpose.... See More ... See Less
Justin Ellis: Works out with Chargers
Ellis (knee) had a workout with the Chargers on Tuesday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
Ellis was waived off injured reserve by the Raiders in early October but now appears recovered from the knee injury. The 28-year-old was limited to six games with Oakland last season due to a foot injury and totaled seven tackles.... See More ... See Less
Justin Ellis: Released off IR
Ellis (knee) was released off injured reserve by the Raiders on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Ellis went down with the knee injury in late August and ended up on the shelf shortly thereafter. The 28-year-old played only six games in 2018 due to a foot injury, but he's now free to sign elsewhere once healthy.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Justin Ellis: Shifts to IR
Ellis (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the league's official transactions report.
Ellis spent much of the 2018 season on IR with a foot injury and will now miss the entire 2019 campaign due to a new issue. His absence will allow P.J. Hall and Maurice Hurst to play increased defensive roles.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Justin Ellis: Dealing with new injury
Coach Jon Gruden said Sunday that Ellis is dealing with a knee injury and his status for Week 1 is unclear, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Ellis is coming off a season in which we was placed on IR with a foot injury and is now dealing with further injury. It's unclear how the Louisiana Tech product picked up the nick, but the fact that he could miss Week 1 means it's at least a multiweek injury. If Ellis can't go for the start of the regular season, P.J Hall and Maurice Hurst would be candidates to draw the start at defensive tackle.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Justin Ellis: Returns from IR
Ellis (foot) was activated off injured reserve Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Coach Jon Gruden said earlier in the week Ellis would be activated ahead of Sunday's game and he now officially makes his return. The 27-year-old suffered the foot sprain Week 1 against the Rams but is ready to return to his role as a depth defensive tackle for the Raiders heading into Week 13.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Justin Ellis: Expected to return Week 13
Coach Jon Gruden said Monday that Ellis (foot) will be activated from injured reserve Week 13, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
Ellis initially resumed practicing Nov. 21 and appears to be nearing a return to the active roster. The fifth-year pro seems to have fully recovered from a sprained foot sustained Week 1 of the regular season. When he's able to retake the field, Ellis will serve as a special teams piece and depth defensive tackle.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Justin Ellis: Eyeing Week 13 return
Ellis (foot) could be activated off Injured Reserve in advance of Oakland's Week 13 matchup with Kansas City, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Ellis sprained his foot in Week 1 leading to his placement on IR. He returned to practice but has yet to be placed on the active roster. If he does return, he'll figure to serve as a backup defensive tackle and special teams player.... See More ... See Less
Raiders' Justin Ellis: Resumes practicing
Ellis (foot) returned to practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Ellis will participate in practice for the first time since suffering a foot sprain Week 1. The 27-year-old's return kicks off a three-week evaluation window, during which time the Raiders must decide whether to activate him off IR or opt to keep him sidelined for the remainder of the season. Because Ellis has already spent the required eight weeks on injured reserve, he is eligible to suit up as soon as the Raiders activate him.... See More ... See Less
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|School: Louisiana Tech|