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