Ellis injured his foot in Monday's game against the Rams and it will cost him extended time because of it. However, Gehlken indicates that the Raiders expected him to resume practice when first eligible in six weeks an plan to activate him later on in the campaign. The team signed veteran Jonathan Hankins to replace him on the 53-man roster.
Ellis injured his ankle in Monday's season opening loss to the Rams, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Ellis failed to record any statistics in Week 1, but he did come out of the contest with an injured ankle. The severity of the issue is unknown at this time, but expect an update on his status from the Raiders as the week progresses.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, Ellis only has one-half of a sack in 60 NFL games, but he's made 41 starts and piled up 112 tackles, including a career-best 48 last season. He'll likely continue in his role as Oakland's starting nose tackle, exiting the field for most passing downs.
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/1/18||@ SF||8:20 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|