Cardinals Moving Andre Ellington Back from WR to RB

After spending part of the spring as a receiver, Andre Ellington has been moved back to running back, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.

Coaches like several of the young receivers, and it was going to be difficult for Ellington to make the team at the position. So he’s back at running back, his position the previous four seasons.

“For him, he’s going to have to make it in the running back room,” coach Bruce Arians said.

Kerwynn Williams is the main backup to David Johnson, and coaches are intrigued by Elijhaa Penny’s potential.

Rookie T.J. Logan has made several big plays in practices this spring, Arians said.

Ellington, a sixth-round pick in 2013, has been hampered by injuries throughout his career. To make the team, Ellington needs to show more toughness running the ball, Arians said.

“Run harder, run tougher, like he did as a rookie,” Arians said when asked how Ellington could improve. “Once he tore the foot up and knee up a little bit, he looked for places to fall down too much.”


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