You may be asking yourself why is he included? Well, after a number of injuries and a couple of disappointing seasons not getting the touches he thought he would, Ellington has been relegated to third on the depth chart.
On Friday night though, he reminded us of just why the Cardinals drafted him in the first place. Ellington still plays like an every down starter. Unfortunately his body won’t allow that to happen. With guys like David Johnson and Chris Johnson coming along, the touches will be fewer and further between for Ellington.
In the loss to the Raiders though, Ellington carried the ball three times for 41 yards. Ellington showed his toughness and speed in all three carries. The kid has still got it.
It may work out better for Ellington’s career in the long run to be the third option at running back. His versatility is valuable and can be useful coming off the bench to spell both Johnson’s.
Last night’s game showed it would be difficult to forget Ellington is still a part of this team. With play like last night, he should continue to be an integral part of the Cardinals offense.
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