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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