One of the first things you notice when looking up college stats for USC’s Rhett Ellison is that he’s listed under two different positions. That’s because after three years of playing tight end, Ellison was asked by USC head coach Lane Kiffin to read up and become the team's starting fullback. With football in the 2011 co-captain’s blood—his father, Riki, played linebacker at USC before playing professionally for the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Raiders—Ellison is not only solid and reliable at any position he plays, but has a great work ethic and passion for the game.
The Vikings promoted first-year tight end Chase Ford from the practice squad on Saturday. The move gives Minnesota three healthy tight ends for Sunday’s game vs. Green Bay with reserve Rhett Ellison (ankle) ruled out for Week Eight.... Read Post
The surprise trade of veteran Patriots guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright and a fourth-round draft pick last week had the world abuzz — and not just because Tom Brady was reportedly “ver... Read Post
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings tight end Rhett Ellison missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday with a knee injury, and coach Leslie Frazier wasn't terribly optimistic Ellison would play Sunday. "I think you have to a... Read Post