Cardinals Place RB Andre Ellington On I.R. & Sign S Chris Clemons

     

The Arizona Cardinals have officially placed RB Andre Ellington on season-ending injured reserve and signed veteran S Chris Clemons to a contract, per Darren Urban.

  • The Cardinals also added WR Travis Harvey and G John Fullington to their practice squad on Monday.

Last night, Cardinals HC Bruce Arians confirmed that Ellington was in fact out for the season, so this news shouldn’t come as much of a suprise.

Ellington is dealing with a hip pointer and a sports hernia that will hold him out of Week 14’s game.

The Cardinals have been hit by serious injuries this season on both sides of the ball. Losing Ellington for the season would be a serious blow to their chances of making the playoffs.

Arizona is likely to move forward with Stepfan Taylor, Marion Grice and Robert Hughes as their top-three running backs.

Ellington, 25, finishes the season with 660 rushing yards on 201 carries (3.3 YPC) to go along with 46 receptions for 395 yards receiving and five total touchdowns.

Clemons, 28, was among the final roster cuts made by the Texans as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players. It was a somewhat surprising move given that they signed him to a two-year, $2.7 million contract back in March.

Last year, he recorded 62 tackles, eight passes defended, and an interception over the course 16 games. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 19 safety in the league out of 86 qualifying players.

 

 

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