Beating the odds has been part of Alex Ellis’ method of operation. A standout at Delaware Division II high school Delmar, Ellis walked on at the SEC’s University of Tennessee. He did not earn a scholarship until the end of the 2015 regular season.
Now he must take a similar route to earn a spot on an NFL roster for week one of the regular season. Last month Ellis signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent. “Everybody dreams of this moment just to get out there and show what you got and just compete” Ellis said.
As the Titans continue off-season work-outs, Ellis is one of six tight ends on the roster and the only rookie.
“Its fun to be out there and we’ve got a good group of guys,” he said. “I’m just thankful for that the Titans have given me this chance.”