Jets claim Bruce Ellington off waivers

The Jets have added a wide receiver off of waivers for the second time in the last 10 days.

Bruce Ellington is the newest addition to the receiving corps. He was waived by the 49ers on Thursday. The Jets previously added Lucky Whitehead to the roster after he was waived by the Cowboys.

Ellington was a fourth-round pick by the 49ers in 2014 and caught 19 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns in his first two seasons. He spent last season on injured reserve with a torn hamstring.

Ellington also returned punts and kickoffs when he was healthy for the Niners. Whitehead and Jalin Marshall are other candidates for return work with the Jets.

Tight end Brian Parker was waived/injured in a corresponding move that keeps the Jets at 90 players.

3 responses to “Jets claim Bruce Ellington off waivers

  1. “Are the Jets like #1 in the waiver order? how do they keep getting to pick up these guys”

    They were number 6 when they picked up whitehead. They more than likely dropped to 32 after that. Depending on who else in the league made successful waiver claims as well, they were probably close to last. Which means they probably could have waited to get him when he cleared waivers. But… typical Jets. Making all the unimportant moves.

  2. Niner fan here. Ellington has some talent and unrealized potential. He is fast, fluid and athletic. This is a classic case of the new 49er management throwing out the baby with the bathwater while getting rid of Trent Baalke’s guys to bring in “their” guys. (Not defending Trent Baalke….). Jets made a good move.

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