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Jay Elliott
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Elliott with the Green Bay Packers in 2015
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-11) November 11, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Toledo
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2014 2016)
Career highlights and awards
* All-Mid-American Conference (2013)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     57
Sacks     4.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     1
Interceptions     1

Jayrone Carez Elliott (born November 11, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Toledo, and was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

College careerEdit

Elliott attended Glenville High School. He accepted a football scholarship from the University of Toledo. He became a starter at defensive end as a senior, registering 70 tackles (third on the team), 9 sacks (led the team), 14 tackles for loss (led the team) and 5 forced fumbles (led the team). He finished his career with 47 games (12 starts), 124 tackles (22½ for loss), 16 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 4 passes defensed.

Professional careerEdit

Green Bay PackersEdit

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Elliott signed with the Green Bay Packers on May 12, 2014.[1] He was one of two undrafted players to make the Packers' opening day roster after posting 5 sacks in the preseason. Also had 1 sack his 1st year

Elliott earned an NBC game ball during the Packers' September 20, 2015, win against the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. Elliott had one interception and forced a fumble that ended the Seahawks' last drive.[2]

On March 14, 2017, Elliott signed a one-year contract extension with the Packers.[3]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On September 3, 2017, the Dallas Cowboys acquired Elliott from the Packers in exchange for a 2018 conditional seventh-round pick, to provide depth at linebacker while Anthony Hitchens recovered from a tibial plateau fracture in his right knee and Damien Wilson resolved legal pending issues and a probable suspension.[4] On September 19, 2017, he was waived in order to activate defensive end Damontre Moore.[5]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On January 23, 2018, Elliott signed a reserve/future contract with the New Orleans Saints.[6] He was released on September 1, 2018.[7]

San Antonio Commanders (AAF)Edit

In December 2018, Elliott signed with the San Antonio Commanders of the AAF.[8] In the opening week, Elliot was credited with 3 tackles and half a sack.[9] The following game, Elliot strip sacked Orlando quarterback Garrett Gilbert; Elliot's teammate, Joey Mbu who is also a former Green Bay Packer, recovered the ball for a San Antonio touchdown.[10] By the time the AAF suspended operations,[11] Elliot proved to be one of the league's best pass rushers by recording an all-time AAF record 7.5 sacks through 8 games, forcing 4 fumbles, and creating numerous quarterback pressures.[12]

Miami DolphinsEdit

After the AAF suspended football operations, Elliott signed with the Miami Dolphins on April 9, 2019.[13] He was released on July 24, 2019.[14]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2014 GB 13 0 14 13 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2015 GB 14 0 24 21 3 3.0 0 2 1 2 2.0 2 0 1 1
2016 GB 11 0 19 14 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 38 0 57 48 9 4.0 0 2 1 2 2.0 2 0 1 1
Source: NFL.com

PostseasonEdit

Year Team G GS Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Total Solo Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2014 GB 2 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2015 GB 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2016 GB 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Total 4 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Packers announce roster moves". Packers.com. May 12, 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20170907164901/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-1/packers-announce-roster-moves/eccf9325-6efb-44e3-af47-2986838acf65. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  2. "Jayrone Elliott was ready when he needed to be". September 20, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20160307215047/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-game-notes/article-1/Jayrone-Elliott-was-ready-when-he-needed-to-be/dcdfff32-24ed-443f-a089-961c706b4ef9. Retrieved September 21, 2015.
  3. "Packers re-sign LB Elliott". Packers.com. March 14, 2017. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-re-sign-lb-elliott-18652186.
  4. Archer, Todd (September 3, 2017). "Cowboys trade for Jayrone Elliott, cut Cedric Thornton". http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/20562719/dallas-cowboys-trade-green-bay-packers-lb-jayrone-elliott-cut-cedric-thornton.
  5. Williams, Charean (September 19, 2017). "Cowboys waive Jayrone Elliott to activate Damontre Moore". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/09/19/cowboys-waive-jayrone-elliott-to-activate-damontre-moore/.
  6. Teope, Herbie (January 23, 2018). "Saints sign Jayrone Elliott to reserve/future deal". http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/01/saints_sign_jayrone_elliott_to.html.
  7. "New Orleans Saints make roster reductions to 53". September 1, 2018. https://www.neworleanssaints.com/news/new-orleans-saints-make-roster-reductions-to-53.
  8. Kruse, Zach (January 30, 2019). "Former Packers make final rosters in Alliance of American Football". USA Today (Packers Wire). https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/30/former-packers-make-final-rosters-in-alliance-of-american-football/. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  9. https://aaf.com/sa-sd-team-stats
  10. https://noextrapoints.com/boxscores/week-2-sa-orl/
  11. http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/26423928/aaf-suspends-operations-polian-disappointed
  12. https://packerswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/31/former-packers-olb-jayrone-elliott-now-leads-aaf-in-sacks/
  13. "Dolphins Add Seven Players To Roster". April 9, 2019. https://www.miamidolphins.com/news/dolphins-add-seven-players-to-roster. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  14. "Jayrone Elliott Waived, T.J. McDonald Placed On Active/PUP List". July 24, 2019. https://www.miamidolphins.com/news/jayrone-elliott-waived-t-j-mcdonald-placed-on-active-pup-list.

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