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Rhett Ellison Re-Signs With Vikings After All

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Back at the start of free agency, the father of Minnesota Vikings' tight end Rhett Ellison posted a message on his FaceBook page suggesting that his son had played his last game for the purple and was ready to move on.

Apparently father doesn't always know best.

A.J. Mansour of KFAN in Minneapolis (among others) is reporting that Rhett Ellison has, in fact, signed on to stay in Minnesota.

Ellison was selected by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and has played a pretty big role as a tight end/H-back over his four years with the team. Ellison has been one of the league's better blocking tight ends, and his ability to line up both in line as well as in the backfield has proven to be very useful in the Minnesota offense.

He suffered a pretty serious knee injury in the regular season finale against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and was given a six-month recovery time. That means he'll miss the majority of Organized Team Activities this spring, but will be ready to go by the time Training Camp comes around in late July.

Good news for the Vikings, as tight end Rhett Ellison is back in the fold.