Dannell Ellerbe's stint in New Orleans is coming to an end.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Saints are placing Ellerbe on injured reserve with a foot injury, per a source informed of the move.
The Saints will waive the 31-year-old when he's healthy. He will become a free agent.
Injuries, however, have ravaged Ellerbe's career. He's played in just 16 games the past three seasons.
With Ellerbe out, the Saints will move forward with a competition at weakside linebacker heading into training camp. Third-round pick Alex Anzalone, Nate Stupar, and Craig Robertson will likely battle for snaps.