Limited Ellington and what it means

Posted by Darren Urban on September 4, 2014 – 4:41 pm

The first injury report of the season delivered one piece of unexpected news Thursday, when running back Andre Ellington was listed as limited because of a foot injury. Right now, it’s unknown what that means, since the report came after Bruce Arians spoke to the media and it wasn’t known that Ellington was ailing. Ellington did sit out some practice last week before the final preseason game, but given that he wasn’t going to play anyway, it wasn’t surprising. I’m sure we will hear more Friday. If I had to guess, I’d guess Ellington will be OK, but you never know.

UPDATE: Multiple reports are saying Ellington could miss “significant time.”

If Ellington is limited, that at least means he is doing some things in practice and he was wearing his pads during the open portion of work Thursday. It goes without saying that Ellington is an incredibly important piece of the offense, so his presence — and ability to do everything needed by the Cardinals — is a crucial component for Monday.

“We still have to watch not overloading (Andre) and overworking him,” Arians said a couple days ago. “But it’s fun to draw plays for him because the guy can do damn near anything.”

Ellington didn’t get a ton of preseason work but Arians said that wasn’t a big deal. “We know what he likes now and we are well-equipped to run the plays he likes.”

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22 Responses to “Limited Ellington and what it means”

  1. By Joe Luchenta on Sep 4, 2014 | Reply

    On another subject this evening anyone else notice how incredulous Jim Nance reacted when Rodney Harrison said Cards will make playoffs. Coach needs to use that as motivational tool. Go Cards

  2. By rod on Sep 4, 2014 | Reply

    Anything about Tyrann? He was supposed to tackle somebody today right?

  3. By Darren Urban on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Rod —

    RE: Tyrann

  4. By br in nc on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Depth at RB has been a huge question mark that has been discussed on here…many knock on wood comments that Ellington will remain healthy. Of course it may be minor and precautionary, (or…maybe a ploy, nah can’t see that!!) Depth at RB is still a big concern, IMHO. Even a “limited” Ellington is better than no Ellington! Would like to see the Cardinals get Dwyer or even Hughes involved early (even if Ellington is his usual dazzling self!) with some “ram it down the Bolts throats” smash mouth running game, which will open up downfield for CP! Would build confidence for the whole offense as well.

  5. By clssylssy on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    After seeing how the Seahawk’s run game destroyed a very gifted and strong Packer team, I have to believe that Ellington having any kind of foot injury is, indeed, a VERY big deal. Sure hope BA hasn’t put all his eggs in one basket and we have a backup plan. Some how “Palmer to (whoever)” just doesn’t have the same chilling ring as “Rivers to Gates: One thing I’ll say for the Seahawks is they make watching football fun again and it will be our “Everest” to repeat last year’s performance 🙂

  6. By ryan on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Joe- i thought that was Dan Patrick with the rediculous response? I had to rewind and watch it about 4 times! I had HUGE goosebumps!

    Its going to be such a looooong weekend and even looooooonger workday on Monday waiting to kick the season off. I dont think i have EVER been more excited for Cardinals football to start….i have a feeling


  7. By Joe Luchenta on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Your probably right that it was Dan Patrick got so mad I couldn’t think straight

  8. By clssylssy on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    I see Ellington is having an MRI and could now miss “an extended period of time”…whatever that means. Things are NOT looking good for an offense that was suppose to carry us to the Superbowl…much less “ramming it down the Bolt’s throat”!

  9. By JosEPh on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply reporting that Mike Jurecki reports this morning that Ellington will have an MRI on his foot and maybe out for sometime. Sure hope he’s wrong!!!

    Next Man Up! Go Cardinals!

  10. By BeastMode on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    God dammit.

    Seeing that Ellington has to undergo MRI on foot. Darren, any updates?

  11. By Darren Urban on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    BeastMode —

    RE: Update

    Nothing official yet. Practice ends early afternoon.

  12. By BeastMode on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    God dammit..

    Seeing that Ellington has to undergo MRI on foot. Darren, any updates?

  13. By jwmeyen on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Why not go pick up a guy like Mikel Leshoure? Taylor and Dwyer have shown through the preseason that they are not capable of leading the rushing attack. Leshoure a couple years ago was a beast, and I still think he has more to offer. Jim Schwarts (Detriot’s old coach) was an idiot and didn’t play him or allow a trade basically because he didn’t like him.

  14. By Big Ken on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    I didn’t realize he had a history of foot injuries clear back to college.

  15. By BeastMode on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    OK y’all

    “NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that running back Andre Ellington underwent an MRI in last night according to two sources informed of the situation. Ellington will not require surgery, but he won’t know his status for Monday night’s contest against the Chargers until closer to game time. The running back is hopeful he will play.”

    Update on Ellington, at least he wont need surgery, hopefully its just a minor sprain or something of the sort. Wouldn’t know what it was anyways been blessed to have no foot injuries.

  16. By hminus on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    We need another home-run hitter on the roster to take his place in case of an injury,all we have under him is 4ypc guys,[important,]but w/o a dual threat back like AE,we lose an important dimension to our offense…c’mon guys…2 brutes & 2 gazelles,it’s all about balance…

  17. By cardsalltheway on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    ‘Joe Luchenta,’
    “Jim Nance”
    Hehehe!!! I wondered who that other guy(Rodney Harrison) was though, thanks! Let’s hope Rodney Harrison is correct and not “Jim Nance”(Dan Patrick) about how well the Cardinals do, or was a NFC West winner prediction? Dan Patrick’s screeching “Arizona” sounded like Jim Mora’s “Playoffs,” as though the Cardinals don’t have a chance.

    Mike Leshoure would be a great addition but he wasn’t drafted by B. Arians, nor is he a former Steeler. The link below is just one day old.

  18. By much.faster on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    sad, the cards need a 100% ae. hopefully he recovers quick.

    whats mendenhall doing? maybe he feels the withdrawal 🙂

  19. By rio on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Cards should have got grice off chargers when they cut him, he look like best back out there during game. ASU star.

  20. By BigAl on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    By rio where did Grice end up? Was he picked up by anyone?

  21. By BeastMode on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply



    Nah I doubt it bro, the fools a screen writer who works for Huffington Post, he’s hobnobbing right now.

  22. By cards62 on Sep 5, 2014 | Reply

    Rio I agree with you Grice looked better than any of our backs in the game.

    I am looking forward to enjoying Ellington have a breakout season this year, but it will kill our offense if he can not go 100% in game 1.

    Go Cards beat those Chargers. Can not wait until Monday night.

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