Ben Ellefson

Ben Ellefson

Tight End #86
Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 249 lb.
College:North Dakota State
Born:September 1, 1996
Drafted:2020 / UDFA

Ben Ellefson: Heads to IR

Ellefson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Ellefson had already been declared out for Week 13, and he'll be required to miss at least two more games before returning to the lineup. The Jaguars appear ready to carry four tight ends moving forward: Tyler Eifert, James O'Shaughnessy, Eric Saubert and Tyler Davis.

December 5, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Ben Ellefson: Out with knee injury

Ellefson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, John Shipley of reports.

Analysis: Ellefson has averaged about 20 offensive snaps over the past four games but won't be available for Week 13. Eric Saubert should operate as the team's No. 3 tight end behind Tyler Eifert and James O'Shaughnessy.

December 4, 2020 10:21 AM EST

Ben Ellefson: Catches first pass

Ellefson caught one of three targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 27-3 loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: The 24-year-old tied a season high with 26 offensive snaps and also secured his first NFL reception during the blowout defeat. Ellefson could play a similar role as long as James O'Shaughnessy (knee) remains sidelined, but it's unlikely he makes his way to fantasy relevance.

November 23, 2020 1:00 PM EST

Ben Ellefson: Joins active roster

The Jaguars promoted Ellefson to the active roster from the practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Jacksonville also activated Ellefson from practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday, prior to moving him to the 53-man roster. The rookie out of North Dakota State previously appeared in game-action Week 1 versus the Colts, but he's still vying for his first career target.

October 22, 2020 4:03 PM EST

Ben Ellefson: Shuffles to COVID list

The Jaguars placed Ellefson on the practice squad COVID-19 list Saturday.

Analysis: Ellefson has either contracted the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. The North Dakota State product will need to clear the NFL's COVID-19 protocols before returning to team activities.

October 18, 2020 7:06 AM EST

Ben Ellefson: Drops to practice roster

Ellefson reverted to the Jaguars' practice squad.

Analysis: The undrafted tight end made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Colts, and he logged 13 offensive snaps but wasn't targeted on any of Gardner Minshew's 20 passes. Ellefson could be activated again for Week 2 if Tyler David (knee) is unavailable.

September 15, 2020 5:30 PM EST

Ben Ellefson: Added to active roster

Ellefson was added to Jacksonville's active roster Saturday, Michael DiRocco of reports.

Analysis: Ellefson signed with the team as an undrafted free agent after the 2020 draft. While he was waived and added to the practice squad, Tyler Davis' knee injury will give the chance to Ellefson to serve as depth among the team's tight end corps.

September 12, 2020 2:24 PM EST

Ben Ellefson: Shifts to practice roster

Ellefson cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Jaguars' practice squad, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: As an undrafted free agent with no preseason games, Ellefson was unable to lock down a roster spot. The North Dakota State product will continue to hone his craft on the practice squad while Tyler Eifert and James O'Shaughnessy handle the tight-end reps.

September 7, 2020 11:35 AM EST

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