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Arizona Cardinals release Andre Ellington

The Arizona Cardinals have released the fifth year running back after another injury plagued season.

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It has been a struggle for the Arizona Cardinals in 2017, but for Andre Ellington, the struggle has been a constant in his career with the team.

That has come to an end as the team has announced the release of the fifth round running back from the 2013 class.

Meaning the only player remaining from the initial Steve Keim led draft is Tyrann Mathieu.

Ellington has not been the same player since his dynamic 2013 rookie campaign, and it was all tied to injuries.

Ellington had an ongoing battle with a bevy of leg injuries and never could string together a full season with the Arizona Cardinals.

He finished his Cardinals career with 413 carries for 1,750 yards and 10 touchdowns.

He also had 145 catches for 1,296 yards and three touchdowns in his career.

Good luck to Ellington in his next stop of his career, hopefully this will be a healthy one.

In a corresponding move the team signed running back Bronson Hill to the practice squad.

From the team:

Hill (5-10, 215) played in three games with Jacksonville last season and had two carries for 11 yards. He spent the preseason with Minnesota and was on the Vikings practice this season squad until he was released on November 7. Hill entered the league with Buffalo as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2015 out of Eastern Michigan. The 24-year old Hill has been on the practice squads of the Bears, Dolphins, and Saints in his NFL career.