Chargers bring back Ellison

Buried in the news that the Chargers and top players Vincent Jackson and Marcus McNeill may play some hardball this summer is the news that safety Kevin Ellison is back with the club.

Ellison was arrested last month after being allegedly caught with 100 vicodin pills. The team expressed disappointment with Ellison after the arrest and he was told to stay away from the team’s minicamp.

The fact that he is back means the team has perhaps softened its stance on the second-year pro. He finished the season as the starter.

Still, if Ellison is kept on the roster, he will have to fight fourth-round pick Darrell Stuckey and veteran Steve Gregory for playing time.