I would expect running back Andre Ellington to immediately help the Houston Texans with D’Onta Foreman’s season now over.
The Houston Texans suddenly need help at the running back position with rookie D’Onta Foreman out for the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
It looks like the Texans have already found his replacement by acquiring running back Andre Ellington off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media broke the news.
Ellington can actually help the Texans as a receiver out of the back field, which is something that Foreman wasn’t able to do. So he is actually an upgrade over Foreman because of his versatility out of the back field.
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Ellington has 413 carries for 1,750 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground during his career, with an average of 4.2 yards per carry. He’s also caught 145 receptions for 1,296 yards and three touchdowns as a receiver.
I would expect the Texans to use Ellington right away. We might see more of Alfred Blue or Jordan Todman, given the fact that Ellington doesn’t know the playbook. I would imagine that Houston will bring him up to speed enough for him to be a factor next Monday night against the Baltimore Ravens.
Ellington is 28 years-old and played his college ball at the University of Clemson. He was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cardinals.
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