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Justin Ellis released by Raiders off injured reserve

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Justin Ellis’s time in Oakland has come to an end. The former third round pick was released from injured reserve Tuesday with an injury settlement.

Ellis was one of the first moves by Jon Gruden upon his return to coaching. He signed Ellis to a 3-year, $13.5 million deal. Since then the big nose tackle has playing in just six games with one start.

The 28-year-old was injured in the first game of the 2018 season and placed on injured reserve, returning in week 13 and playing the final five games of the season.

This season he was sent to injured reserve in the team’s final roster cuts, ending his 2019 season as well. Now five games in, he and the team reached an injury settlement and he was released. He is able to sign with another team immediately should a team wish to sign him. He could also re-sign with the Raiders, but only after a minimum of three weeks plus whatever amount of games was agreed upon in the injury settlement, which is not known.