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Report: Seahawks claim ex-Chargers S Ellison

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By PFW staff

One day after being cut by the Chargers, second-year S Kevin Ellison has been picked up by the Seahawks, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Ellison, who was widely projected at the start of the offseason as the Chargers’ starting strong safety, will be reunited with Pete Carroll, his former coach at USC. But he also could be facing disciplinary measures by the league after 100 Vicodin pills were found in his vehicle last month.

Ellison played in 13 regular-season games with nine starts and also started a playoff game for the Chargers as a rookie. He was inconsistent with average speed but was considered to be smart, aggressive and a solid run defender.

Provided he can stick on Seattle’s roster, Ellison could challenge veterans Lawyer Milloy and Jordan Babineaux for the starting job at strong safety.

 

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