As we get closer to the season, Howie Roseman continues to make moves — signing a cornerback earlier today — and bringing in wide receiver Bruce Ellington for a work out.
Former #Lions and #Patriots WR Bruce Ellington worked out for #Eagles today, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 11, 2019
Ellington has been in the NFL since 2014 and spent the first three years of his career with the San Francisco 49ers, before jumping from the Jets to the Texans, Lions and Patriots. The receiver ended up on injured reserve for the entire 2016 season, in December of 2017, September and December of 2018.
Many of his injuries were associated with his 2016 hamstring injury, which resulted in missing the entire season and undergoing surgery to actually remove part of the hamstring, according to Yahoo! Sports.
“Doctors suggested removing the hamstring after Ellington tore it in the 2016 preseason. They opted against repairing it since it would likely produce scar tissue and put him at greater risk of injury for the remainder of his career.”
To say Ellington has been part of a lot of transactions is a bit of an understatement.
During his healthy moments, the 5-foot-9, 200-pound wideout has recorded 79 total receptions, on 130 targets, for 769 yards and 5 touchdowns. In his first two years with San Francisco, Ellington also had 1,279 kick-off return yards.