Jets Waive WR Bruce Ellington With Failed Physical Designation, Sign FB Algernon Brown

The New York Jets announced that they’ve waived WR Bruce Ellington with a failed physical designation and signed FB Algernon Brown on Saturday.

A report from earlier in the day mentioned that the Bills, Chiefs, and Texans also placed claims for Ellington (NFLTR), so they could be teams to keep an eye on for Ellington once he’s healthy.

Ellington, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the 49ers back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $2.694 million contract and set to make a base salary of $690,000 for the 2017 season.

Unfortunately, Ellington missed the entire 2016 season after he suffered a torn hamstring during the preseason and was later placed on injured reserve. The 49ers elected to cut him loose this past Thursday and he was just claimed off of waivers by the Jets.

In 2015, Ellington appeared in 13 games and caught 13 passes for 153 yards receiving and no touchdowns. He also contributed 665 kick return yards and 137 punt return yards that year.

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