The Arizona Cardinals released running back Andre Ellington on Monday, a day after he was a healthy scratch for their game against the Houston Texans.
Arizona’s official release did not cite a reason, but Ellington was in the Cardinals’ locker room after the game.
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When Arizona signed Chris Johnson in 2015, Ellington’s numbers took a sharp dive to just 289 rushing and 148 receiving yards, as he was limited to 10 games because of injuries.
Last season, as one of Johnson’s backups, Ellington ran for 96 yards on 34 carries.
This season, Ellington saw his touches go down after Arizona traded for Adrian Peterson. He was averaging 8.2 touches per game in the Cardinals’ first Patrick DiMarco Jersey five contests and has had seven since.
Joseph announced Monday morning the team had parted ways with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. He added that Bill Musgrave, who joined Denver’s staff this year as quarterbacks coach, will assume OC duties. Musgrave has handled the OC role for several NFL teams in the past.
These are tough times for the Broncos, mired in their longest losing streak since 1993-94, and general manager John Elway, who called the team soft last week, isn’t one to stick with the status quo. Joseph is the team’s third head coach in four years.
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But the foundation of the changes to come in 2018 will be in the implementation of a pitch clock, sources say, and MLB is intent on using the same limit used in the minor leagues the past three seasons — 20 seconds between pitches when there are no runners on base.