Alex Ellis

Alex Ellis

Tight End #48
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 215 lb.
College:Tennessee
Age:27
Born:February 10, 1993
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Alex Ellis: 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.

January 6, 2020 1:13 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Joins Eagles' practice squad

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

December 16, 2019 4:35 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

October 15, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

October 7, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

October 4, 2019 1:05 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

October 4, 2019 12:32 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

October 3, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

October 2, 2019 2:38 PM EST

Alex Ellis: 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.

September 17, 2019 1:02 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Waived by Philly

Ellis was waived by the Eagles on Tuesday, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.

Analysis: Ellis was promoted from the Eagles' practice squad Friday but only ended up spending a couple days on the 52-man roster. The 26-year-old is a candidate to rejoin the practice squad, assuming he clears waivers.

September 10, 2019 2:34 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Promoted to active roster

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

Analysis: Ellis originally signed with the Eagles in early August before winding up on the practice squad following final cuts. Now, however, he'll join the active roster again, where he is in line to serve as a depth option at tight end Week 1.

September 6, 2019 2:26 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Signs with Eagles

Ellis signed a contract with the Eagles on Friday, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

Analysis: Ellis spent most of the 2018 season on Kansas City's injured reserve with an undisclosed injury, although he appears to be healthy now. With five other tight ends on Philadelphia's roster, the 26-year-old will likely have trouble sticking when it's time to make cuts. The Eagles had a roster spot available after waiving linebacker Joey Alfieri.

August 2, 2019 4:32 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Reverts to IR

Ellis (undisclosed) cleared waivers and has reverted to injured reserve, per NFL Communications.

Analysis: Ellis saw just 11 total snaps in the first two weeks after seizing a 53-man roster spot out of camp, but he will now miss the remainder of 2018, barring an injury settlement. If that's the case, the second-year tight end will take aim at rejoining the mix for the 2019 season.

October 3, 2018 6:13 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Let go Tuesday

Ellis (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Analysis: The second-year tight end made the 53-man roster out of camp and began the year as the team's No. 2 tight end, though he ended his time with the Chiefs without a catch while playing a total of just 11 offensive snaps. Ellis -- who was inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos -- caught three passes for 11 yards in 2017 for the Jaguars.

October 2, 2018 4:27 PM EST

Alex Ellis: Makes 53-man roster

Ellis has earned a spot on the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Ellis will serve as the team's No. 2 tight end for the opener against the Chargers with Demetrius Harris suspended for the contest. It seems likely he will remain on the roster even when Harris gets back, but he will likely be a depth option at the position behind Harris and star tight end Travis Kelce.

September 2, 2018 7:57 PM EST

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