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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Receiving

Receiving Yards
Average Yards per Reception
Receiving Touchdowns
Longest Reception
Regular Season 0 0 0

Top Ben Ellefson News

  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Activated from IR

    Ellefson was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official website reports.

    The tight end was placed on IR in late October with both a foot and knee injuries, and he'll finally return in Week 18 after missing 11 games. In four games this season with the VIkings, Ellefson has operated mostly as a non-factor on offense, failing to reel in his only target.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Designated to return

    Ellefson (foot/knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Ellefson spent just over two months on injured reserve due to foot and knee injuries, but he returned to practice Wednesday. It's not yet clear whether he'll be able to play in either of the final two games of the regular season.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Moves to injured reserve

    Ellefson (foot/knee) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, Eric Smith of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Ellefson was a limited participant at Wednesady's practice due to the foot and knee issue, so it's somewhat of a surprise to see him shift to injured reserve a day later. Tyler Conklin and Chris Herndon are now the only available tight ends on Minnesota's active roster.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Leaves practice early

    Ellefson left practice early Wednesday with an apparent knee injury, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Ellefson previously sat out the Vikings' Week 6 game against the Panthers with a knee injury, so it's possible he aggravated the issue in the team's first practice following a Week 7 bye. If he's able to shake off the injury in time for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Ellefson will likely be limited to a blocking role for Minnesota.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Dealing with pair of injuries

    The Vikings listed Elleferson as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice with knee and foot injuries, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

    Coming off a Week 7 bye, Ellefson apparently isn't fully healthy. So long as he's able to upgrade to full activity by Friday, though, Ellefson should be ready to go for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He's appeared in four games for the Vikings, drawing only one target across 71 offensive snaps.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Sidelined for Week 6

    Ellefson (knee) was ruled out ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official website reports.

    Ellefson wasn't able to practice at all ahead of Week 6, so his lack of availability shouldn't be a surprise. The 6-foot-3 tight end will have the bye week to get healthy before Minnesota returns to action against the Cowboys on Oct. 31.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Quick recovery from neck injury

    Ellefson (neck) isn't listed on the injury report heading into Sunday's game against the Browns.

    Ellefson missed Thursday's practice due to a neck injury but recovered quickly enough to avoid being on Friday's injury report altogether. The reserve tight end has been used exclusively in a blocking role thus far, as he's yet to have a ball thrown his way this season.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Unable to practice

    Ellefson (neck) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

    Ellefson wasn't on the injury report Wednesday, so it's concerning that this issue popped up midweek. Meanwhile, Tyler Conklin (elbow/glute) was a limited participant, leaving Chris Herndon as the only healthy tight end for the Vikings. Ellefson and Conklin will look to elevate their participation Friday ahead of Sunday's game versus the Browns.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Claimed by Minnesota

    Ellefson was claimed off waivers by the Vikings on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Ellefson was waived by the Jaguars on Tuesday, but he'll have a spot on the Vikings' season-opening roster. The 2020 UDFA appeared in seven games for Jacksonville as a rookie and caught one pass for 10 yards.

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  • Ben Ellefson: Waived by Jacksonville

    The Jaguars waived Ellefson on Tuesday.

    Ellefson appeared in seven games -- catching one of four targets for 10 yards -- before landing on injured reserve during his rookie season. The 24-year-old is a likely candidate to join the Jaguars' practice squad if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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  • Jaguars' Ben Ellefson: Heads to IR

    Ellefson (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Ellefson had already been declared out for Week 13, and he'll be required to miss at least two more games before returning to the lineup. The Jaguars appear ready to carry four tight ends moving forward: Tyler Eifert, James O'Shaughnessy, Eric Saubert and Tyler Davis.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 250 lbs
Age: 25
School: N. Dakota St.
Experience: 3