Rhett Ellison

#85 TE / N.Y. Giants / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 255 lb Age: 30 College: USC Bye 11

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Stands out in Engram's absence

    Rhett Ellison took advantage of Evan Engram's injury-related absence from June minicamp, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.Engram was sidelined with a minor hamstring injury that's expected to clear up before the start of training camp in late July. Meanwhile, Ellison made it through the offseason program in good health, after sitting out Week 17 of last season due to a concussion. He doesn't have any guaranteed money remaining on the final two seasons of his four-year, $18 million contract, but a lack of competition for the No. 2 job at tight end puts the 30-year-old in good position to keep his roster spot.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out for season finale

    Rhett Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.With a healthy Evan Engram back in the lineup, Ellison caught just two passes for 18 yards the past three weeks, averaging 28.3 snaps per game in a blocking-focused role. The 30-year-old will head into 2019 with two seasons remaining on a four-year, $18 million contract, and it won't come as any surprise if the New York Giants decide he's too expensive for a backup tight end. Ellison did help his case this season with career-high marks for catches (25) and receiving yards (272), despite missing two games.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: In concussion protocol

    Rhett Ellison (concussion) remains in the league-mandated protocol Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.Ellison continues to nurse a head injury sustained during Sunday's loss to the Colts. The veteran did not practice Wednesday and is working with trainers on the side during Thursday's session. If Ellison were to sit out Week 17, Scott Simonson and Garrett Dickerson could receive increased roles behind Evan Engram.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Exits game with concussion

    Rhett Ellison is ruled out to return to Sunday's game against the Colts due to a concussion.Ellison exited Sunday's contest during the first quarter, and will need to clear the league-mandated concussion protocol before eventually retaking the field. Scott Simonson will serve as the top backup to starting tight end Evan Engram as long as Ellison remains sidelined.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Shut out Sunday

    Rhett Ellison failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Titans.It marks the second week in a row that Ellison has gone without a reception, as his offensive reps continue to drop. Evan Engram has been heavily involved in the offense since returning from a hamstring injury, leaving little room for Ellison in the game plan.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Practices in limited fashion

    Rhett Ellison (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.Per Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Ellison, who sat out Wednesday's practice, took part in individual drills in his return to work and looked to be running at full speed during the media-access portion of the session. Ellison would clear up most of the concern about the health of his sprained ankle by practicing again Friday in any capacity.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Won't practice Wednesday

    Rhett Ellison (ankle) isn't expected to practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.With Evan Engram (hamstring) returning from a two-game absence last weekend against the Redskins, Ellison saw his involvement take a hit. The two tight ends both played 33 of the New York Giants' 64 offensive snaps (52 percent), but Ellison drew no targets in the passing game while injuring his ankle along the way. The extent of Ellison's injury isn't known, but he would clear up any concern about his availability for Sunday's game against the Titans by returning to practice in some fashion Thursday or Friday.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Suffers ankle injury

    Rhett Ellison injured his ankle during Sunday's 40-16 win over Washington, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.Ellison has been surprisingly efficient with his opportunities in the passing game, but they're few and far between when Evan Engram is available, as was the case during Sunday's easy victory. Scott Simonson will fill Ellison's blocking role if the 30-year-old isn't available for Week 15 against Tennessee.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Returning to backup role

    Rhett Ellison is expected to return to a reserve role at tight end Sunday against the Redskins with Evan Engram (hamstring) cleared to play after missing the previous two contests, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.While Engram was out, Ellison played 92.5 percent of the New York Giants' offensive snaps, parlaying the spike in usage into eight receptions for 119 yards across 12 targets. Ellison's snap count will dip with Engram back in the fold, though Raanan notes that the latter will be deployed primarily in obvious passing scenarios. That will allow Ellison, a superior to blocker, to retain a healthy amount of playing time, but his fantasy viability will take a hit nonetheless.

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    Giants' Rhett Ellison: Finishes second on team in targets

    Rhett Ellison caught four of seven targets for 42 yards in Sunday's 30-27 overtime win over the Bears.With Evan Engram (hamstring) out for another contest, Ellison filled a three-down role (94 percent snap share) for the fifth time this season. The 30-year-old has averaged 3.2 catches for 40.8 yards on 4.8 targets in the five games Engram has either missed or barely played in this season, albeit with just one touchdown to show for the increased workload. The New York Giants do hope to get Engram back in the lineup for Week 14 at Washington, but there's no guarantee it actually happens.