Elliott is staying with the Eagles on a one-year contract for 2019, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Elliott was scheduled to become an exclusive rights free agent, essentially locking him in for another year in Philadelphia even before Friday's agreement. The 24-year-old kicker has converted 83.9 percent of field-goal attempts and 93.5 percent of PATs through two seasons, including 19 of 21 from 40-49 yards and seven of 11 from 50-plus. Given his attachment to an above-average offense, Elliott makes sense as a low-end kicker option with some upside in the final round of 2019 fantasy drafts.
Elliott converted both of his extra-point attempts Sunday in the Eagles' 20-14 loss to the Saints in the divisional round. Including the Eagles' two playoff contests, Elliott was generally solid during his second NFL season, as he converted 27 of 32 field-goal tries (84.4 percent) and missed only two of 38 point-after attempts. The 23-year-old will become an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason and will almost certainly be tendered a contract for 2019.
Elliott made his lone field-goal attempt and all three extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-0 win over the Redskins. Elliott got the scoring started in the first quarter by punching a 33-yarder through the uprights and then nailed an extra-point attempt in each successive period to help finish off the win. The 23-year-old wraps up the regular season with a repeat of his rookie year's 26 of 31 field-goal attempts made and with a slightly more accurate 33 of 35 on extra points. Four of those field-goal misses occurred in the first half of the season, but the second-year vet failed just once after the Eagles' Week 9 bye, and even that attempt was from beyond 50 yards.
Elliott made both of his field-goal attempts and two of three extra-point tries in Sunday's 32-30 win over the Texans. Elliott again put his team in a precarious position by missing the extra-point try after the Eagles' first fourth-quarter touchdown that left them with just a 13-point advantage. He more than made up for it, however, as he punched a 35-yarder in to win it as time expired. The Memphis product also made a 47-yard attempt in the contest and has not missed from inside 50 yards since Week 7. Elliott will try to keep that streak intact with the Eagles' playoff hopes on the line Week 17 at Washington.
Elliott (illness) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Texans, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. Elliott missed practice Thursday but made it back Friday, apparently making good progress in his recovery from an illness. He'll be fine to handle the kicking work Week 16, facing a Houston team ranked fifth in the league for points allowed (20.1 per game).
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||21||7.38|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||31||9.00|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||10||6.58|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||30||8.63|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||30||8.63|