Bruce Ellington joining the Super Bowl champions

Annette Crawford
March 15, 2019

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday Ellington will join the New England Patriots.

Former South Carolina wide receiver Bruce Ellington saw his time in Detroit end when the Lions released him in February.

The former SC star had his best season with the Texans in 2017, grabbing 29 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns. His lone touchdown came in Houston's season opener at New England, his best statistical game with the Texans.

Ellington is another option in the slot at 5-9, 200 pounds but he's battled hamstring injuries throughout his career.


Dec 16, 2018; Jacksonville, FL: Washington Redskins wide receiver Maurice Harris works out prior to the game at TIAA Bank Field. The 49ers drafted him in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, then waived him in August 2017 once he continued to suffer the negative effects of a torn hamstring that sidelined him for all of 2016.

The Detroit Lions snapped Ellington up just a few days after he was cut by Houston.

A week passed before Ellington's career with the Texans was born. He played there through the 2016 season, though he missed that year with injuries. He played sparingly as a rookie and National Football League sophomore but took on a greater role in 2018, catching 28 passes on 47 targets for 304 yards in 12 games.

Ellington, 27, helps fill out a depth chart at receiver that includes Julian Edelman, Dorsett, and Braxton Berrios.

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