Ellis made three tackles (three solo) in his season debut Sunday against the Saints. Ellis was presented with many opportunities to stop the Saints' rushing attack, as they ran the ball just 22 times throughout the entire game. He should have a bigger role Week 2 against running back Devonta Freeman and the Falcons.
According to the team's official website, the following players are not expected to dress for the Raiders Friday night against Green Bay: Sebastian Janikowski, Taiwan Jones, D.J. Hayden, Chimdi Chekwa, Matt McCants, Lucas Nix, Justin Ellis, David Ausberry and Nick Kasa.
According to ESPN, the following players will not suit up for the Raiders Friday night against the Lions in preseason action: Chimdi Chekwa, Neiko Thorpe, Lucas Nix, Justin Ellis, David Ausberry, Nick Kasa, Brandian Ross, Usama Young.
With the 107th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected defensive tackle Justin Ellis from Louisiana Tech.Ellis is a versitle defensive lineman who started 25 of 37 games in college, 14 at right defensive tackle and 11 at nose guard. He registered 48 tackles, 5.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and one pass deflected in 2013.