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57 Dannell Ellerbe LB

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February 4, 2018 05:16 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: Active for Super Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Ellerbe logged two full practices last week and was never in any real danger of missing Sunday's game. He should assume his normal role as the Eagles' starting middle linebacker.

January 26, 2018 07:24 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: No limitations Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (hamstring) was a full participant at the Eagles' practice Friday.

Ellerbe started the week as a limited participant but has put together two straight sessions with no limitations on Thursday and Friday. The 32-year-old appears on track to be ready for Super Bowl LII, barring a setback.

January 25, 2018 08:52 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: Full participant at Thursday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (hamstring) was a full go at Thursday's practice.

Ellerbe was considered to be a limited participant Wednesday, so today's session seemed to signify that Ellerbe will be playing in Super Bowl LII, barring a setback. Najee Goode would likely see his snaps rolled back if Ellerbe does indeed play next Sunday.

January 21, 2018 05:36 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: Inactive for NFC championship game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Vikings, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Ellerbe was able to practice in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday, but was not deemed healthy enough to suit up in Sunday's contest. As a result, expect Najee Goode to see an increased role in Philadelphia's defensive scheme.

January 19, 2018 03:48 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: Questionable for NFC championship game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Vikings.

Ellerbe has been nursing a hamstring injury for about a month but it hasn't forced him to miss any games. After practicing on a limited basis both Thursday and Friday, he seems likely to suit up again Sunday.

January 13, 2018 03:24 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: Active Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (hamstring) is listed as active for Saturday's showdown against the Falcons, Tim McManus of ESPN.com

Ellerbe had been trending in this direction, as he was able to log a full practice Thursday. Assuming he avoids any setbacks, look for him to take on as much as he can handle at middle linebacker.

December 26, 2017 03:40 PM
Eagles' Dannell Ellerbe: Expected starter at middle linebacker in Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson hinted that Ellerbe would likely serve as the team's starting middle linebacker Week 17 against the Cowboys, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

During Monday's 19-10 win over the Raiders, Ellerbe logged four tackles and played 27 of 69 defensive snaps, good for third among the team's linebackers. However, because the Eagles typically deploy five defensive backs rather than three linebackers, it's unlikely that Ellerbe's 'Mike' linebacker role will yield a more substantial increase in snap share in future contests, thereby limiting his tackle counts. The 32-year-old Ellerbe, who has one 100-tackle campaign on his resume, looks like a part-time player at this stage of his career.

November 13, 2017 07:04 PM
Dannell Ellerbe: Will sign with Philadelphia
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe will sign a contract with the Eagles on Monday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

The 32-year-old Ellerbe will offer the Eagles some experienced depth at linebacker, where the team was in need of another body after Jordan Hicks (Achilles) was moved to injured reserve in late October. Ellerbe, who has played in 77 career games (42 starts), has been out of football since August after the Saints elected to release him.

August 25, 2017 06:00 PM
Dannell Ellerbe: Officially released from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) was officially released from the Saints' injured reserve list Friday, Josh Katzenstein of the Times-Picayune reports.

This has been the plan all along after the 31-year-old veteran suffered yet another injury in late July. The Saints just needed to wait until Ellerbe received medical clearance to return to football activities before letting him go, which happened Friday morning. It'll be interesting to see if any teams quickly look to scoop up the oft-injured linebacker, as he could still be an effective piece when healthy.

August 26, 2017 12:40 AM
Dannell Ellerbe: Released from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe was released from injured reserve Friday by the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Ellerbe was cleared to play earlier Friday morning, so his release from IR was imminent. He's now free to sign with any team, and he'll likely have multiple suitors despite his poor injury history.

August 25, 2017 10:56 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) has been cleared to play and will soon be released from injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ellerbe was waived/injured in late July by the Saints and thus landed on the team's injured reserve. However, upon clearance, he'll be free to sign with any team. While the linebacker does have an extensive injury history, multiple clubs will likely be in pursuit of Ellerbe as soon as he is officially a free agent.

July 26, 2017 01:28 AM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) was placed on injured reserve by the Saints on Tuesday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Ellerbe had originally been placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, but the Saints plan to waive the outside linebacker upon his medical clearance. Ellerbe has yet to remain healthy for a full 16-game season but racked up 101 tackles in 15 games with the Dolphins in 2013. Several teams will likely be in pursuit of the veteran upon his potential release from New Orleans. Stephone Anthony, Alex Anzalone, Michael Mauti and Manti Te'o (Achilles) will battle for reps at outside linebacker with Ellerbe out.

July 25, 2017 04:00 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Placed on preseason PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) was placed on the Saints' preseason Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Herbie Teope of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Ellerbe missed part of Organized Team Activities due to a minor foot injury, so it's presumed that injury is what's holding him back. Expect more updates to come as the summer unfolds, but assuming it's not too significant of an issue, Ellerbe should be in store for a starting role at linebacker to open the season.

June 13, 2017 03:20 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe is dealing with a foot injury which forced him to miss OTAs last week, but it doesn't appear to be long-term, Nick Underhill of The Advocate reports.

The linebacker is expected to return for training camp, so look for more updates to come during that time.

January 1, 2017 10:40 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Suits up for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) was active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Per usual, Ellerbe was listed as questionable on the Saints' injury report but ultimately was cleared to play. He finished the game with six total tackles and one pass defensed.

December 30, 2016 07:05 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Questionable to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) is questionable to play Sunday in Atlanta.

Ellerbe was limited by a foot issue in practice this week. If he's ultimately ruled out, look for Travis Feeney to slot into the starting lineup.

December 24, 2016 03:40 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Active for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) is active for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

There was concern as of Friday that the Saints would be thin at linebacker with both Ellerbe and Craig Robertson (shoulder) listed as questionable. However, with kickoff approaching, both linebackers have been listed as active for the Saints' divisional showdown.

December 23, 2016 05:30 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Questionable for Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe (foot) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable heading into Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.

The Saints are banged up at the weakside linebacker spot with both Ellerbe and Craig Robertson (shoulder) listed as questionable. Fortunately, both players were able to participate in practice Friday, which leaves the door open for them to take the field for Saturday's divisional showdown.

December 5, 2016 01:50 PM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Fourth straight game with sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe made five tackles (all solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Ellerbe made his season debut in Week 8 and has played in only five games this year. Yet, the oft-injured linebacker has now recorded a sack in four straight games and is up to 26 tackles (more than five per game) on the season. Although the sacks may eventually dry up -- he had only 6.5 sacks in his career prior to this year -- now healthy, Ellerbe should be owned in nearly all IDP leagues.

November 28, 2016 11:58 AM
Saints' Dannell Ellerbe: Rounding into form
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellerbe made five tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's win against the Rams.

The oft-injured Ellerbe dealt with a quad injury throughout the first half of the season and didn't make his debut until Week 8. Even since his return, however, his playing time had been somewhat limited. But against the Rams, the Saints finally used Ellerbe is more of a full-time role, as he played 91 percent of the defensive snaps, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. With 21 tackles (13 solo), three sacks, five quarterback hits, and one pass defensed in just four games, Ellerbe is rounding into form at just the right time for fantasy owners. If the athletic linebacker is floating on waiver wires, he makes for a sneaky add in many IDP leagues.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/245
Birthdate:
11/29/1985
Age:
36
Hometown:
Hamlet, NC, USA
School:
Georgia
NFL Experience:
10
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