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Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe accepts massive pay cut
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

New Saints linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, acquired via trade from the Dolphins, has accepted a massive pay cut, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ellerbe, 29, saw his 2015 base salary slashed from $8.425 million to $1.1 million, though Ellerbe will make $4.9 million in signing and roster bonuses.

Ellerbe will average $5.2 million in 2016 and 2017 compensation after being scheduled to average $6.2 million in base salary alone in those years.

Ellerbe played just one game last season due to a hip injury.

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Saints trade Kenny Stills to Dolphins for Dannell Ellerbe, third-rounder
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Saints traded wide receiver Kenny Stills to the Dolphins in exchange for linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and a third-round pick, per the team's official website.

Stills, 22, was drafted in the fifth round of the 2013 draft out of Oklahoma. He caught 63 passes for 931 yards and three touchdowns last season. He has 95 catches for 1,572 yards and eight scores in his two-year run with the Saints. He still has two years and $1.26 million left on his rookie deal.

Ellerbe agreed to restructure his contract to help New Orleans with their cap situation. He had three years and $20.95 left on his current contract before the deal. Terms of his contract restructure weren't made public.

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Report: Dolphins want eight-rounders for Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Dolphins have yet to release linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler, and are currently seeking a trade before the league year begins at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, reports Alex Marvez of FOX Sports. According to the Palm Beach Post, Miami is looking to trade both players for eighth-round draft picks.

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Report: Dolphins likely to release LB Dannell Ellerbe
by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is likely to be released by the Dolphins, according to the Miami Herald.  It is said the move is going to be made in order to create cap space.

Ellerbe, 29, played in only one game in 2014 due to a hip injury that landed him on injured reserve.  He played in 15 games the year prior managing 101 total tackles and two interceptions.

The team has already released Phillip Wheeler and Ellerbe will be the latest Dolphin linebacker thrown into the free agency pool. 


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Dolphins sign LB as Dannell Ellerbe heads to IR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said starting linebacker Dannell Ellerbe will be placed on injured reserve after suffering a hip injury Sunday against the Patriots, according to The Palm Beach Post. It is believed Ellerbe will be placed on season-ending injured reserve and not placed on short-term IR, which would allow him to return this season.

The Dolphins will sign Kelvin Sheppard to take Ellerbe's spot on the roster.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2009Baltimore Ravens134134.07012828.02801
2010Baltimore Ravens113125.061000.0001
2011Baltimore Ravens91814.040000.0000
2012Baltimore Ravens139269.0234.5000.0002
2013Miami Dolphins1510170.031122512.51605
2014Miami Dolphins122.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2009Baltimore Ravens1300001010
2010Baltimore Ravens1100000000
2011Baltimore Ravens900000000
2012Baltimore Ravens1300100000
2013Miami Dolphins1500002020
2014Miami Dolphins100000000
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