Jets Waive Bruce Ellington

Bruce Ellington‘s Jets stay didn’t last through the weekend. The Jets waived the wide receiver with an injury designation, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News tweets.

The Jets claimed Ellington off waivers from the 49ers on Friday. A day later, they’re moving on. Gang Green signed fullback Algernon Brown to fill Ellington’s shortlived roster spot.

Ellington served mostly as a return specialist for the 49ers, although he did factor in on the 2014 and ’15 teams’ receiver equations as a reserve component. However, a severe hamstring injury ended Ellington’s 2016 season before it began.

It’s unclear at this time if the 25-year-old wideout is still struggling with the hamstring malady or if another injury caused him to fail a physical. The 2014 fourth-round pick played in 13 games in each of his first two seasons in San Francisco.

Brown initially signed with the Seahawks in May as a UDFA, but Seattle cut the BYU product last weekend.

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