Why did he leave? Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe landed with the Miami Dolphins when he couldn't come to an agreement with the Ravens. Considered one of the top free agent priorities for the Ravens after last season, Ellerbe slipped away to sign a five-year, $35-million deal in March with the Dolphins. Week 4 highlights: The Dolphins were handed their first loss of the season by the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, losing 38-17. Ellerbe had eight total tackles and a fumble recovery in the loss. Week 3 highlights: Ellerbe has been battling a pectoral injury, but played in Sunday's comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons. He had 10 total tackles and one quarterback hit in the 27-23 win that helped the Dolphins improve to 3-0. Week 2 highlights: Ellerbe accounted for a team-best 14 total tackles in the Dolphins' 24-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Week 1 highlights: Ellerbe was active in the season opener, tying for a team-high six tackles in the Dolphins' 23-10 win over the Cleveland Browns. Ellerbe was part of the pressure applied to Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, at one point forcing an interception.
Jim Rassol, Sun Sentinel