Ellington sustained the hamstring injury against the Titans in Week 13 and landed on injured reserve shortly thereafter, but still finished third on the team in receptions. The 26-year-old enters 2018 as a restricted free agent, and the Texans' plans at wide receiver don't appear solidified behind top options DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller.
Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.
With Ellington on IR, wideout DeAndrew White was added to the Texans' active roster. The loss of Ellington for the team's stretch run taxes the team's wideout depth behind top receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Braxton Miller (concussion), Chris Thompson and versatile running back Andre Ellington remain on hand, but ideally, from the Texans' perspective, Will Fuller (ribs) will be able to return sooner rather than later.
Ellington (hamstring) did not return to Sunday's game against the Titans, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
Ellington was designated questionable to return Sunday before ultimately being ruled out. The 26-year-old had one reception for seven yards and 16 snaps prior to hurting his hamstring, and Braxton Miller has been the immediate beneficiary of his absence. There is no indication as to the severity of the injury at this point.
Ellington is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Titans with a hamstring injury, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Ellington was nursing a knee injury in practice this week but avoided an injury designation, and he was serving as the Texans No. 2 receiver with Will Fuller (ribs) inactive Sunday. Braxton Miller and Chris Thompson are the only remaining available wideouts for Houston should Ellington be unable to return.
Ellington was limited due to a knee injury during Friday's practice, but doesn't carry a designation heading into Sunday's game against the Titans.
It appears Ellington's lack of a full practice may have been for maintenance-related purposes, so don't expect the knee to present many issues for him in the divisional matchup. Back in Week 4 against Tennessee, Ellington was targeted four times and caught three passes for 44 yards while rushing for 13 more, but he should see more involvement in the rematch with the Texans ruling out Will Fuller (ribs) for the contest. While Fuller has been sidelined the last two weeks, Ellington has turned 15 targets into nine receptions for 92 yards.
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|2015||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||13||153||11.8||44||0||3||1||4|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||6||28||4.7||15||1||0||2|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||13||0||1||7||7.0||7||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||13||24||614||25.6||38||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||13||26||665||25.6||40||0||1|
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|2014||San Francisco 49ers||13||23||12||188||8.2||23||0||3|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||13||19||17||137||7.2||36||0||2|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
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