Arizona Cardinals
Position
RB
 
Jersey
38
Name  Andre Ellington
Born  2/3/1989
Height  5-9
Weight  199
College  Clemson
12/22/2013 2:46:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington suffered a thigh bruise that kept him off the field in overtime last weekend, but he's active for Week 16.
Insight: Ellington is the more explosive of the two Cardinals running backs. He had 158 yards from scrimmage last week versus Tennessee.
 
12/16/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington suffered a thigh bruise that kept him off the field in overtime, but says it isn't too serious, according to the Cardinals' website.
Insight: Ellington didn't get into the end zone, but did combine for 158 yards from scrimmage. He will continue to share time with Rashard Mendenhall, though he is the more explosive half of the duo.
 
12/8/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) is active for Sunday's game with St. Louis.
Insight: Ellington will continue to share time with Rashard Mendenhall, though he is the more explosive half of the duo.
 
12/5/2013 2:35:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) returned to limited practice Thursday, according to beat reporter Darren Urban
Insight: Ellington should be considered questionable for Week 14 against the Rams until he at least gets in one full practice.
 
12/1/2013 6:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said running back Andre Ellington (knee) was never close to playing Sunday, according to beat writer Darren Urban.
Insight: That refutes pre-game reports that suggested Ellington would play if he could get through warmups without a setback. Ellington should be considered highly questionable for Week 14 against the Rams.
 
12/1/2013 12:09:00 PM
Description: Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.
Insight: Ellington hurt his knee during Thursday's practice. He was reportedly going to play if he could avoid a setback during warmups, but he won't be active. Rashard Mendenhall should get most of the carries and is a decent flex option.
 
12/1/2013 10:41:00 AM
Description: According to Albert Breer of NFL.com, Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (knee) will play Sunday against the Eagles if he can avoid a setback during warmups.
Insight: Ellington hurt his knee during Thursday's practice, which could limit his explosiveness. As long as Rashard Mendenhall is healthy, Ellington's touches will be kept around 10-12 per game.
 
11/29/2013 3:28:00 PM
Description: Arizona running back Andre Ellington injured his knee Thursday and wasn't able to practice on Friday. SOURCE: Darren Urban, AZCardinals.com
Insight: Ellington and Rashard Mendenhall have become a solid shared backfield, but the loss of Ellington would take away most of the explosiveness. Ellington will be a game-time decision heading into Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
 
11/8/2013 4:53:00 PM
Description: Arizona coach Bruce Arians said he would like to get rookie running back Andre Ellington around 20 touches a game going forward, according to azcardinals.com.
Insight: The increase will come on receptions rather than carries. Ellington is averaging 8.1 touches per game but has produced 66.4 yards from scrimmage per game and three touchdowns. He's coming off a 15-carry, 154-yard, one-touchdown performance in Week 8, but that came with Rashard Mendenhall out of the lineup. Mendenhall will return in Week 10 against Houston, and we see Ellington getting around 15 touches. His explosiveness makes him a solid flex option.
 
10/28/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Arizona coach Bruce Arians said Monday that running back Andre Ellington needs to improve his pass blocking "to stay out there." SOURCE: azcardinals.com
Insight: With Rashard Mendenhall (toe) out in Week 8, Ellington saw 15 carries and rushed for 154 yards and a touchdown, but Arians isn't ready to hand over the starting job to the 5-foot-9, 199-pounder. He said he was "sure" Mendenhall would "resume his role" when healthy.
 
10/25/2013 2:38:00 PM
Description: Arizona running back Andre Ellington could see his workload increase dramatically if Rashard Mendenhall isn't ready for the Week 8 whistle.
Insight: While Ellington isn't thought of as an every-down back, he could see a much bigger piece of the pie if he's sharing the workload with Alfonso Smith and Ryan Williams. Before a bad outing against Seattle, Ellington had posted at least 50 yards from scrimmage in five consecutive games.
 
10/17/2013 11:16:00 AM
Description: Arizona running back Andre Ellington is quickly becoming a major force in the Cardinals' offense, both as a runner and pass receiver.
Insight: Ellington has posted more than 50 yards rushing in each of the last two games (7.71 ypc) and caught nine balls for 67 yards. He's getting on the field for close to half the snaps and has more upside than starter Rashard Mendenhall.