FOOTBALL: Release on Hall, Green-Ellis

Here’s the university news release on the free agent signings of Bruce Hall (Buffalo) and BenJarvus Green-Ellis (New England)

— PA

OXFORD, Miss. – A pair of former Ole Miss running backs have signed NFL free-agent contracts, as BenJarvus Green-Ellis has inked with the New England Patriots and Bruce Hall with the Buffalo Bills.

The Rebel tandem along with Brandon Jenkins, who signed with the Carolina Panthers, participated in their respective teams’ mini-camps over the weekend.

An All-SEC honoree in both his seasons in Oxford, Green-Ellis ranks No. 5 on the Ole Miss career rushing list with 2,137 yards and is only the second Rebel to reach the 1,000-yard single-season mark twice in his career. The New Orleans native recorded nine 100-yard rushing games, which is tied for fourth in Ole Miss history.

“This is a great organization with a great history,” said Green-Ellis of the Patriots. “It’s an honor to be a part of this team and to get a chance to show them what I can do.”

Hall finished second to Green-Ellis in rushing on the team in both of his campaigns in the Red and Blue. After signing with Ole Miss as a quarterback out of Northeast Mississippi Community College, Hall quickly moved to tailback and missed only one game over the past two years, amassing 416 rushing yards on 85 carries and 149 receiving yards on 15 catches.


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