Ellis (undisclosed) cleared waivers and has reverted to injured reserve, per NFL Communications.
Ellis saw just 11 total snaps in the first two weeks after seizing a 53-man roster spot out of camp, but he will now miss the remainder of 2018, barring an injury settlement. If that's the case, the second-year tight end will take aim at rejoining the mix for the 2019 season.
Ellis (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Chiefs on Tuesday.
The second-year tight end made the 53-man roster out of camp and began the year as the team's No. 2 tight end, though he ended his time with the Chiefs without a catch while playing a total of just 11 offensive snaps. Ellis -- who was inactive for Monday's game against the Broncos -- caught three passes for 11 yards in 2017 for the Jaguars.
Ellis has earned a spot on the Chiefs' 53-man roster, Adam Teicher of ESPN reports.
Ellis will serve as the team's No. 2 tight end for the opener against the Chargers with Demetrius Harris suspended for the contest. It seems likely he will remain on the roster even when Harris gets back, but he will likely be a depth option at the position behind Harris and star tight end Travis Kelce.
Ellis was claimed off waivers by the Chiefs on Tuesday, Pete Sweeney of 610 Sports Radio reports.
Ellis, who was released by the Saints on Monday, will provide some additional depth at the tight end position that sports only a couple of players guaranteed a spot in Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris. Ellis signed a future/reserve deal with the Saints prior to last season after appearing in six games for the Jaguars as a rookie in 2016 both on offense and special teams and will attempt to reprise that role with the Chiefs.
Ellis was waived by the Saints on Monday, Nick Underhill of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
Ellis signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints back in January but won't even make it to OTAs with the team following Monday's move. He'll hope for some interest elsewhere in the NFL, though he's not a lock to make a regular-season roster if he does land another contract. Ellis has seen action in just six career games, all of which came during the 2016 season.
The Saints signed Ellis to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Joel A. Erickson of The Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
Ellis didn't log any NFL action during the past season, but made six appearances for the Jaguars during his rookie campaign in 2016, hauling in three of four targets for 11 yards. He'll join the Saints for their offseason program and could vie for a roster spot at tight end during training camp.
Ellis has been signed to the Jaguars' active roster.
Ellis has been on Jacksonville's practice squad for the majority of his rookie season, but will now join the Jaguars' active roster and serve as a depth option at tight end.
Ellis caught both targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason loss to Carolina.
Ellis boosted his chances of making the Titans roster with a strong red zone performance, but the undrafted free agent's chances are still bleak with established veterans Delanie Walker, Anthony Fasano, Craig Stevens and Phillip Supernaw already around. He scored just one touchdown in two years with the Tennessee Volunteers, so don't expect a repeat of this performance any time soon.
Ellis caught his lone target for 10 yards in Saturday's preseason opener against the Chargers.
The undrafted rookie out of Tennessee is attempting to make his local team, but his odds aren't very high. He'll need better production than this to have a chance.
|2017||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|