Ellison hauled in both of his targets for five yards during Sunday's 20-13 loss to Dallas.
Ellison's involvement in the passing game comes as a bit of surprise, regardless of how minimal. With Evan Engram in front of him on the depth chart and the likes of Odell Beckham and Saquon Barkey in the offensive mix, Ellison remains a large afterthought.
Ellison likely will replace Evan Engram (ribs) as the starting tight end for Sunday's season finale against the Redskins, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Engram's usual snaps were divided between Ellison and Jerell Adams after the rookie tight end was forced out of last week's 23-0 loss to the Cardinals. Ellison took advantage with four catches for 60 yards on seven targets, but his track record as a blocking specialist suggests he's unlikely to provide similar production Sunday. Adams is the better bet to get playing time on obvious passing downs.
Ellison (finger) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Ellison was a limited participant in practice all week, but the injury apparently isn't too serious since he avoided being listed as questionable. The 29-year-old will again serve as the Giants' No. 2 tight end behind Evan Engram in Week 15.
Ellison was listed as a limited participant at Thursday's practice due to a finger injury.
Ellison has been limited in both of the Giants' practices to begin the week, though it's not believed that his status for Sunday's game against the Eagles is in any major jeopardy. While Ellison makes his greatest impact for the Giants as a blocker, he was surprisingly involved in the passing game during the Week 14 loss to the Cowboys, catching four of five targets for 20 yards and his second touchdown of the season.
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