Alex Ellis

Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #48
Arizona Cardinals
Tight End #48

Alex Ellis News

Cut by Cardinals

Ellis (undisclosed) was released by Arizona from the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Ellis spent time on the Cardinals' practice squad last season, then signed a reserve/future deal with the club in January. Once healthy, Ellis will work to earn another chance in the NFL.

Jul 26, 2022 5:36 PM EST

Joins injury list

Ellis (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/non-football injury football list Friday.

Analysis: Ellis signed a reserve/future deal with the Cardinals in January, after joining their practice squad in November. The extent of Ellis' injury is not yet known, but it's certainly at least a hiccup in Ellis' quest to earn a spot on the Cardinals' roster for the upcoming season.

May 15, 2022 8:17 AM EST

Signs new contract with Cardinals

The Cardinals signed Ellis to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: The tight end joined the Cardinals' practice squad in November but failed to be elevated for any contests before the conclusion of the 2021 season. Ellis will now return to the team for the 2022 campaign and have another opportunity to crack the active roster.

Jan 19, 2022 2:34 PM EST

Signs with practice squad

Ellis signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Ellis spent time with the Raiders in camp, but he was cut with an injury settlement on Sept. 3 and has been trying to get another opportunity since. With David Wells (hand) and Demetrius Harris (COVID-19) uncertain moving forward, Ellis will provide tight end depth for the Cardinals.

Nov 9, 2021 12:05 PM EST

Works out for Chicago

Ellis worked out for the Bears on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Ellis was let go by the Raiders after reaching an injury settlement during training camp. The veteran tight end has played for the Jaguars, Chiefs and Eagles since joining the NFL in 2016.

Oct 12, 2021 12:46 PM EST

Cut with injury settlement

The Raiders waived Ellis (undisclosed) with an injury settlement Friday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Ellis was waived/injured by Las Vegas on Wednesday but will now be free to sign with another team. The specifics of his injury still aren't known, and it's not clear when he'll be able to return to the field.

Sep 3, 2021 9:13 PM EST

Reverts to injured reserve

Ellis (undisclosed) reverted to the Raiders' injured reserve Thursday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Ellis was waived/injured Wednesday and reverted to injured reserve after clearing waivers Thursday. His season is over, unless he is able to agree on an injury settlement with Las Vegas.

Sep 3, 2021 8:18 AM EST

Finds new home

Ellis agreed to terms on a contact with the Raiders on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Ellis was cut by the Patriots this offseason after he failed to see a snap with the team during the 2020 season. The Tennessee product has seen just six offensive snaps the past two seasons, so he's not likely to hold any fantasy relevancy heading into the 2021 campaign.

Jun 2, 2021 4:57 PM EST

Cut by Patriots

New England cut Eillis on Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Analysis: Ellis was let go alongside Darius Kilgo to make room for Xavier Williams and Paul Quessenberry on the roster. He'll look for a chance to latch on in a depth capacity elsewhere.

Aug 23, 2020 8:34 PM EST

Signed by New England

Ellis inked a contract with the Patriots on Monday, Doug Kyed of reports.

Analysis: The Patriots were busy signing depth options, as both he and Paul Butler were added to the tight end room Monday. Ellis saw just six offensive snaps in three games with Philadelphia in 2019, so he's not likely to make a fantasy impact for the upcoming season.

Aug 17, 2020 5:12 PM EST

Let go by Eagles

Ellis has been cut by the Eagles, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Ellis was let go in order to make room on the roster for Jason Peters. While he played three games with the Eagles last season, he only saw six offensive snaps and did not receive a target. The 27-year-old will now try to find a new opportunity.

Jul 18, 2020 10:42 AM EST

Inks deal for 2020

Ellis signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles on Monday.

Analysis: Ellis played three games with the Eagles this season but logged just six offensive snaps and no targets. He suffered a knee injury in Week 4 and was subsequently let go before returning to the team's practice squad in December. The tight end will aim to carve out a run-blocking role in 2020.

Jan 6, 2020 1:13 PM EST

Joins Eagles' practice squad

The Eagles signed Ellis to their practice squad Monday, Tim McManus of reports.

Analysis: Ellis suited up for three games with the Eagles earlier this season before getting placed on injured reserve. It subsequently took him and the team just a week to reach an injury settlement. He is now back on the practice squad and will look to help provide tight end depth if ultimately needed.

Dec 16, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Waived off IR

Ellis (knee) reached an injury settlement with the Eagles on Tuesday.

Analysis: Ellis was waived/injured by the team last week, but reverted to IR after going unclaimed. He will now be free to look for a new opportunity once his health allows it.

Oct 15, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Back on IR

Ellis (knee) reverted to injured reserve Monday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: The Eagles cut Ellis with an injury tag last Friday, and he now returns to IR after going unclaimed on waivers. Barring an injury settlement, he'll remain on IR for the rest of the season.

Oct 7, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Hits waivers with injury tag

The Eagles waived/injured Ellis (knee) on Friday.

Analysis: Ellis' injury surfaced Wednesday, and the Eagles will open up a roster spot for cornerback depth by waiving Ellis. If he clears waivers, Ellis will revert to the Eagles' injured reserve where he'll remain unless an injury settlement is reached.

Oct 4, 2019 1:05 PM EST

Ruled out Sunday

Ellis (knee) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jets.

Analysis: Ellis sustained the knee injury during last Thursday's win in Green Bay and did not practice this week. The Eagles will roll with Zach Ertz and Dalls Goedert as their only two tight ends in Week 5.

Oct 4, 2019 12:32 PM EST

Not practicing again

Ellis (knee) did not practice Thursday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Ellis hasn't practiced since suffering a knee injury during Week 4's win over the Packers. He appears on track to miss Sunday's tilt against the Jets, in which case the Eagles will roll with only two healthy tight ends in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

Oct 3, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Nursing knee injury

Ellis was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice due to a knee injury, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Ellis played five offensive snaps and 16 snaps on special teams in Thursday's win over the Packers and apparently suffered the knee injury. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but if the 26-year-old is unable to advance to full participation by Friday he'll likely receive an injury designation.

Oct 2, 2019 2:38 PM EST

Promoted to active roster

Ellis was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday.

Analysis: This will be Ellis' second stint on the active roster this season, as he was promoted prior to the season opener and sent back down shortly after. The likely reasoning behind the 26-year-old's promotion is to provide depth to the tight end unit as Dallas Goedert battles a calf injury.

Sep 17, 2019 1:02 PM EST

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