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Justin Ellis reportedly headed to Raiders injured reserve

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On Wednesday Raiders had a busy day. They added quite a few players to the roster, all of which required corresponding roster moves. Amongst all the moves, there was one too many players on the roster due to the addition of defensive tackles Clinton McDonald and Johnathan Hankins. The team waived Shilique Calhoun to make room for one of them, but there was still one more move to be made.

With injuries to rookie defensive tackle PJ Hall and veteran Justin Ellis, it seemed likely at least one of the moves would be to place one of them on injured reserve. According to multiple reports that player is Justin Ellis.

The 5th year nose tackle was playing in his first game since signing a new contract with the Raiders, paying him an average of $5 million per season. He suffered a foot injury in the season opener against the Rams that is severe enough to have him out for a while.

How long he will be out is yet to be determined. But he can be placed on IR with designation to return, which would have him out at least eight weeks with the ability to return to practice after six weeks.

Hall’s ankle injury is considered less severe. He is expected to miss this week and possible the following week as well, but not be out an extended period of time.