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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 9-2-0
2-1-0 4-7-0
1-2-0 4-8-0
0-3-0 3-9-0

2022 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 3 26 8.7 0 12

Top Ben Ellefson News

  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Unavailable for Week 13

    Ellefson (groin) has been ruled out for Week 13 versus the Jets.

    Ellefson was activated off of IR Wednesday, but he will need at least one more week off before making his return to the field following a groin issue. The tight end will slot in behind T.J. Hockenson and Johnny Mundt on the Vikings' depth chart once healthy.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Activated from IR

    Ellefson (groin) was activated off of the injured reserve Wednesday.

    Ellefson is expected to make his return to action after being out since Week 4. In the four games he played, the 26-year old tight end caught all three of his targets for 26 yards while serving mainly as a blocking specialist. Ellefson will look to help open holes for Dalvin Cook and the run game in his return versus a stout Jets run defense.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Designated to return from IR

    Ellefson (groin) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday.

    Ellefson returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since being placed on IR in early October with a groin injury. The team will now have a 21-day window to either activate him from IR or leave him unavailable for the remainder of the season. Ellefson has made three catches for 26 yards while appearing in four games this year, and he will operate as an additional depth option behind T.J. Hockenson once healthy.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Moves to injured reserve

    The Vikings placed Ellefson (groin) on injured reserve Saturday, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Ellefson landed on the injury report Thursday due to the groin issue, didn't practice Friday and was already ruled out for Week 5, but he'll now be forced to miss at least four games after landing on IR. In his absence, Johnny Mundt will serve as the top backup behind Irv Smith, but Nick Muse, who was also elevated off the practice squad for Sunday's matchup against the Bears, may also carve out a rotational role moving forward.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Won't play Sunday

    Ellefson (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Bears.

    Ellefson landed on the injury report Thursday as a limited participant due to a groin injury and didn't practice Friday. His absence will leave Johnny Mundt as the only tight end on the roster behind Irv Smith, though the Vikings may elect to elevate Nick Muse from the practice squad for added depth.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Career-high two receptions

    Ellefson had two receptions for 24 yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Detroit.

    Ellefson is primary a blocking tight end, as he has just four receptions in three seasons. However, three of those have come this season and Sunday's output was a career high. He ran four routes on 13 snaps on offense.

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  • Vikings' Ben Ellefson: Rare catch in season opener

    Ellefson had one reception for two yards on one target in Sunday's win over Green Bay.

    Ellefson is primary a blocking tight end, as it was just his second reception in three seasons. He ran a route just once on 17 snaps.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 250 lbs
Birthplace: Hawley, MN
Age: 26
School: N. Dakota St.
Experience: 3