Green Bay is able to keep him around for cheap, so bringing back his pass-rushing skills and special teams presence is an easy decision. With Julius Peppers headed to Carolina, expect Elliott to have the opportunity to win over more playing time next season if he can stay healthy.
Elliott finished the 2016 season with 19 tackles and one sack across 11 appearances.
Elliott was hampered by injuries to his hamstring and hand this season en route to a career-low 11 games played. Even when healthy, he operates almost exclusively on special teams and consequently isn't on the fantasy radar. He could shop around for a bigger role with another team in the offseason, but as a restricted free agent, the Packers will be able to keep him if they want him to stick around.
Elliott (hand) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, ESPN reports.
Elliott has missed every game since Week 15 due to an unspecified hand injury. While his full participation in practice Wednesday seemingly bodes well for his chances of breaking said streak, the same was true last week and Elliott was ultimately deactivated for Sunday's divisional-round showdown against the Cowboys.
Elliott (hand) is inactive for Sunday's divisional round matchup with the Cowboys.
Despite logging two full practices this week, Elliott will be sidelined by the hand injury. Elliott's absence may just be a reflection of the Packers' lack of willingness to use an active spot in a playoff game on a depth linebacker who may not be 100 percent healthy.
Elliott (hand) returned to practice Friday and is listed as questionable to play in Sunday's playoff game against the Cowboys.
Despite being held out of Thursday's practice, Elliott appears likely to be cleared prior to kickoff considering he logged two uninhibited practices Wednesday and Friday.
|P2||8/19/17||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P3||8/26/17||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ ATL||8:30 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/12/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||13||14||13.0||1||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||24||21.0||3||3||1||2||2.0||2||0||2|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||19||14.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||14||1||0||1||1||0||0||1||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|