Cardinals move Andre Ellington back to running back

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The Cardinals said three months ago that they planned to use Andre Ellington mostly at wide receiver this season. But plans can change.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said today that Ellington is back to being a running back. Arians added that the Cardinals will be challenging Ellington to run tougher and not get tackled easily.

At running back, Ellington backs up David Johnson, which means Ellington won’t get a lot of touches because Arians has said he wants to use Johnson as a workhorse back. The move to wide receiver was a way to get Ellington on the field at the same time as Johnson, but that apparently won’t be happening now.

Ellington has 398 carries for 1,697 yards and 112 catches for 999 receiving yards in his career.

4 responses to “Cardinals move Andre Ellington back to running back

  1. I am so tired of Bruce Arians’ “I wear dark framed glasses and I’m snarky routine”

  2. cmoney20 says:
    Jun 7, 2017 3:12 PM

    I am so tired of Bruce Arians’ “I wear dark framed glasses and I’m snarky routine”
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    This article just screams Arians is “snarky” (rolls eyes)

    Sounds like Bruce is in your head or you are a simple hater. Either way, Ellington is better suited as a RB.

  3. BA actually said he wants to reduce Johnson’s number of handoffs and increase his number of receptions. Look for a lot of motion from the backfield to the slot for Johnson.

  4. DJ & now obviously AE are excellent receivers for RB’s… Given the enhanced debt at WR augmented with the most experienced QB in the game, this going to be a very interesting year!

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