Ellison is set to do whatever is needed of him on offense for the Giants this season, James Kratch of NJ.com reports. Ellison is a jack-of-all-trades; he can play tight end, fullback and halfback. The 28-year-old said of the situation: "Blocking, catching, whatever it takes. Whatever is going to help this team be successful. That's what I'll be doing." It appears as though the biggest need Ellison can fill immediately is run blocking, although he saw limited snaps in those situations with the Vikings last season.
Ellison signed a four-year, $18 million contract with the Giants on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ellison will likely fit in as one of New York's top two tight ends, as he'll suit up alongside Will Tye. Ellison had 57 yards and nine receptions in 2016.
Ellison had one carry for a one-yard touchdown in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He also had one reception for four yards on his only target. It was just Ellison's second rushing attempt of his career as he scored on a misdirection play. Ellison is mostly a blocker and will only get a touch or two per game on offense.
Ellison (knee) was unlisted on the Viking's injury report Wednesday. Ellison was inactive for the Vikings last game prior to their bye week, but the time off appears to have been beneficial for the veteran tight end. He appears on track to return to his back up role behind Kyle Rudolph.
Ellison (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. This announcement comes as no surprise after Ellison sat out all of the Viking's practice this past week. MyCole Pruitt will takeover as the backup tight end while Ellison is sidelined.
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