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March 9, 2020 11:40 AM
Rhett Ellison: Retires from NFL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) is retiring from football.

Ellison missed the final six games of 2019 after suffering a concussion in November. He had previously missed Week 17 in 2018 while recovering from concussion symptoms, so it shouldn't come as any surprise to see the 31-year-old tight end choose retirement. The Giants are left with Evan Engram and Kaden Smith at the top of their depth chart, while Ellison finishes his NFL career with 118 catches for 1,189 yards and seven touchdowns in 113 regular-season games. He was mostly known for his run blocking but also displayed flashes of pass-catching ability when Engram missed time with injuries the past few years.

February 28, 2020 11:24 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: May retire this offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) is considering retirement, Ryan Dunleavy of the NY Post reports.

Ellison missed the final six games of 2019 after suffering a concussion in November. He's now entering the final season of a four-year, $18 million contract, with the Giants able to clear out $5 million in cap space if they release the 31-year-old tight end this offseason, per overthecap.com. Reading between the lines, Ellison would need to accept a pay cut to stay with the Giants, and that's assuming he even wants to play football for another season. His combination of strong blocking and competent short-pass catching could make Ellison appealing to a variety of teams in need of a No. 2 tight end.

February 7, 2020 03:04 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Potential cap casualty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) could be a cap casualty this offseason, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Ellison would count $7.2 million against the salary cap for New York if retained for 2020, an especially substantial sum for a team with promising options like Evan Engram (foot) and Kaden Smith both playing under rookie contracts. Barring a pay cut, it's realistic that the Giants could opt to part ways with Ellison, who ended the 2019 season on injured reserve due to a concussion, in favor of a more affordable blocking specialist.

December 27, 2019 09:16 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Placed on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday.

Ellison had previously been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Eagles but his placement on injured reserve allows the Giants to promote defensive tackle Chris Slayton from the practice squad. With Evan Engram (foot) out, Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson figure to account for all of the tight end snaps against the Eagles.

December 27, 2019 07:44 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Unable to make his way through the NFL's concussion protocol, Ellison closes out his 2019 campaign with a sixth consecutive absence. He caught 18 of 28 targets for 167 yards and a touchdown in 10 games, making seven starts and averaging 32.3 offensive snaps per contest. Ellison has one season remaining on a four-year, $18 million contract, with the Giants able to free up $5 million in cap space if he's released during the offseason, per OverTheCap.com. The absences of Ellison and Evan Engram (foot) in Week 17 pave the way for rookie Kaden Smith to maintain a three-down role.

December 26, 2019 02:00 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Limited in practice again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Ellison has now logged back-to-back limited practice sessions to begin the week, implying that he has yet to be cleared to participate in contact drills. He's trending in the wrong direction for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Eagles.

December 25, 2019 11:28 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Limited to begin Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants list Ellison (concussion) as a limited participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

New York isn't holding a practice on Christmas Day, but Ellison's limited listing implies that he still hasn't been cleared to take contact. With the concussion having sidelined Ellison for the Giants' past five games, he's facing an uphill battle to clear the NFL's five-step protocol for head injuries ahead of Sunday's season finale versus the Eagles.

December 20, 2019 12:16 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game at Washington, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Ellison appeared on track to retake the field this weekend after putting in a full practice Wednesday, but he was downgraded to limited participation Thursday and will miss his fifth straight contest. Kaden Smith is primed to serve as New York's No. 1 tight end again Sunday.

December 19, 2019 01:08 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Downgraded to limited participant
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

The tight end appeared on track to put an end to his four-week absence Sunday against the Redskins after taking every rep during Wednesday's practice, but his downgrade in activity a day later suddenly muddles his status. It's unclear at this point whether the Giants elected to scale back Ellison's workload coming out of Wednesday's session or if his limitations Thursday were the result of a in-practice setback. Either way, Ellison still remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and would need to gain clearance from an independent neurologist in order to suit up this weekend. With Evan Engram (foot) on injured reserve, Kaden Smith would operate as the Giants' clear No. 1 tight end if Ellison can't go Sunday.

December 18, 2019 02:56 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Full go Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Ellison is making tangible progress through the league's five-step concussion protocol after sitting out the Giants' past four games. If he's able to pass the final step of the protocol -- gaining clearance from an independent neurologist -- in advance of Sunday's game versus Washington, he could be a candidate to start at tight end after Evan Engram (foot) was moved to injured reserve this week. Rookie Kaden Smith has been serving as the Giants' top tight end while both Engram and Ellison have been sidelined since the Giants' Week 11 bye.

December 13, 2019 12:20 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Ellison was able to return to practice as a limited practice participant this week but will still end up missing his fourth straight contest. Evan Engram (foot) will also be sidelined, leaving Kaden Smith to again work as the team's No. 1 tight end.

December 12, 2019 01:04 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Ellison has now recorded two straight limited practice sessions, indicating that he's making good progress through the league's protocol for head injuries. It remains to be seen whether he'll manage to receive full clearance in time for Sunday's tilt against the Dolphins. If Evan Engram (foot) is forced to miss any more time, Ellison could be in line for a notable target share when healthy.

December 12, 2019 11:52 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Ellison has missed three straight games due to the head injury, but his activity Wednesday at least represents a step in the right direction. With top tight end Evan Engram (foot) also practicing in a limited fashion, it's possible that Ellison will be constrained to a depth role even if he manages to suit up Sunday versus the Dolphins.

December 8, 2019 09:48 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

The Giants' decision to rule out fellow tight end Evan Engram (foot) might have been a surprise, but Ellison was never expected to play after failing to practice all week. As a result, Kaden Smith will be in line to lead the position group once again after turning in a six-reception, 70-yard receiving day in the 31-13 loss to the Packers in Week 13.

December 6, 2019 07:00 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Still sidelined by concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) didn't practice Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Ellison's continued absence from practice makes him unlikely to play in Monday's game against the Eagles. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Evan Engram (foot) has been practicing in limited fashion and is trending toward suiting up in Week 14. Ellison has missed the past two games.

December 5, 2019 12:44 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: No practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

Ellison has missed two straight contests due to a lingering head injury, and he's yet to make tangible progress in his recovery. He'll need to fully clear the league's five-step concussion protocol before suiting up. With top tight end Evan Engram (foot) hopeful to retake the field versus Philadelphia on Monday, Ellison could be relegated to a depth role when he does return.

November 29, 2019 01:52 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Out for a second straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) won't play in Sunday's game against the Packers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

Ellison will miss a second straight game while top tight end Evan Engram (foot) misses his third in a row. The two absences should clear the way for rookie Kaden Smith to lead the Giants' tight-end group in Week 13. Smith played 98 percent of the snaps on offense in last week's 19-14 loss to the Bears, bringing in five of six targets for 17 yards and a touchdown.

November 28, 2019 01:00 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: DNP on Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) was held out of practice Thursday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

With no noticeable progress through the protocol for head injuries, Ellison is on pace to log a second straight absence Sunday against the Packers. The Giants may also be without Evan Engram (foot), so Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson are poised to hold down the fort at tight end yet again this weekend.

November 27, 2019 02:32 PM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Works on the side Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ellison (concussion) worked off to the side during Wednesday's practice, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

With both Ellison and Evan Engram (foot) still not participating in practice, the Giants' only healthy options at tight end are Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson. Ellison will still have a few more days to clear the five-step concussion protocol before the Giants face the Packers on Sunday.

November 22, 2019 11:08 AM
Giants' Rhett Ellison: Won't face Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Pat Shurmur confirmed Friday that Ellison (concussion) will not suit up against the Bears on Sunday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Ellison will miss his first game of the season as he nurses a head injury. With Evan Engram (foot) also ruled out for Sunday's contest, the Giants will be forced to proceed with Kaden Smith and Scott Simonson as the only healthy tight ends on the 53-man roster.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NYG0000---00000
2019NYG107181679.3311304
2018NYG14122527210.92912013
2017NYG1614242359.82721013
2016MIN1569576.3210102
2015MIN1591112411.3411215
2014MIN16131920810.94013112
2013MIN11556112.2171004
2012MIN1677659.3290102
Total11374118118910.141713255
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NYG0000---0000
2019NYG107000.00000
2018NYG1412000.00000
2017NYG1614000.00000
2016MIN156111.01101
2015MIN159000.00000
2014MIN1613000.00000
2013MIN115000.00000
2012MIN167000.00000
Total11374111.01101
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020NYG000---00
2019NYG1000---00
2018NYG1400---00
2017NYG1600---00
2016MIN1500---00
2015MIN1500---00
2014MIN1622311.5140
2013MIN11177.070
2012MIN1600---00
Total11333010.0140
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/255
Birthdate:
10/3/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Foster City, CA, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
9
Awards: