Lions Work Out WR Bruce Ellington

Posted by at 3 November, at 09 : 36 AM Print

Lions Work Out WR Bruce Ellington

Jeremy Kerley isn’t the only wideout the Lions are eyeing. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter ) that the team worked out receiver Bruce Ellington this morning.

Ellington had spent most of the 2018 season on Houston’s injured reserve as he dealt with a hamstring injury, but the 27-year-old was recently cleared by doctors to play. While it was once assumed that the Texans would activate the receiver, their acquisition of Demaryius Thomas (and quick recovery of Keke Coutee ) changed things. Ellington ultimately got released off the IR last week.

The 2014 fourth-round pick signed with Houston back in 2017, and he ended up having a solid season for his new organization. Ellington finished that campaign with 29 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns. He was underwhelming through Houston’s first three games in 2018, as he only hauled in eight receptions for 92 yards and one score. Ellington can also contribute on special teams, as he served as the 49ers’ full-time kick returner between 2014 and 2015. He’s also returned 47 punts in his career.

The Lions have been seeking a wideout since they traded Golden Tate earlier this week, and they had Kerley in for a workout yesterday. Detroit currently has four healthy wideouts on their roster in Marvin Jones , Kenny Golladay , Brandon Powell , and T.J. Jones .

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