Arizona Cardinals Roster Profile: Andre Ellington


Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

As the Arizona Cardinals finish off the off-season in preparation for the start of training camp on July 25th in Glendale at University of Phoenix Stadium, we are going to take a look at the team roster from A to Z as it currently stands.  Next up is running back Andre Ellington.

2013 season: By far Ellington to me was the surprise of the season.  He had 118 carries for 652 yards and that was a backup.  He only started one game although as the season progressed he found more and more touches.  Speaking of touches, he also had 39 receptions for 371 yards.  He had four total touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving.  Not bad for a rookie, right?

2014 season: Clearly the bar has been raised and expectations are much higher going into this season.  Ellington will see a greater number of carries although just how much will remain to be seen.  The thought is he will be the number one back but you will see a lot from the other backs on the roster as well.  Expect to see Ellington get 25-30 touches a game.  I’m fine with that.