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Cardinals re-sign Andre Ellington

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The Cardinals have brought back one of their three running backs that became free agents this month.

The team announced that Andre Ellington has signed a one-year deal with the team. Ellington said in a release from the team that “there wasn’t a doubt in my mind” about remaining with the team that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.

Ellington played in every game last season, but saw the ball infrequently behind David Johnson. He ran 34 times for 96 yards and caught 12 passes for 85 yards, which marked his lowest workload as a pro and a likely preview of his 2017 role as long as Johnson remains healthy.

Chris Johnson and Stepfan Taylor remain unsigned with Darren Urban of the Cardinals website reporting there’s “still a chance” that Johnson returns for a third season with the team.

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6 Responses to “Cardinals re-sign Andre Ellington”
  1. ak185 says: Mar 13, 2017 4:39 PM

    He’s a very versatile back. Doesn’t run with much power, but he catches well out of the back field and is pretty quick. With Johnson coming back off injury, they don’t really need Chris Johnson back again unless he’s playing for the minimum. Even then, a bigger back might be in order considering Ellington’s skill set.

  2. cakesw says: Mar 13, 2017 5:23 PM

    Solid change of pace back…

    Just please….

    Don’t let him return kickoffs. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anybody worse,

  3. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 13, 2017 5:30 PM

    Wow. Super Bowl!!!!!

  4. mrboado says: Mar 13, 2017 5:58 PM

    A few years ago Andre was definitely up and coming until his injury. Once the emergence of David Johnson shook the NFL, Ellington became expendable. A one year contract sounds about right with the Cardinals looking to draft a rookie RB late or grabbing an UDFA.

  5. dwoofer says: Mar 13, 2017 6:31 PM

    Loved that TD run against Seattle late in the game

  6. learysdisciples says: Mar 13, 2017 8:25 PM

    They’re gonna need him.

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