New Orleans tried to sign Elliott to a contract a couple weeks ago but didn't have a roster spot open to do so and, consequently, the NFL disapproved the signing. However, the team has since cleared space on the roster and Elliott is now officially a member of the Saints. The four-year veteran didn't appear in a regular-season game during the 2017 season but accrued 58 tackles, four sacks and one interception over 38 games for the Packers from 2014 through 2016 while primarily serving in a special-teams role.
The NFL disapproved the reserve/future contract between Elliott and the Saints on Monday, The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Elliott signed the reserve/future contract Jan. 26, but the lack of an open spot on the 53-man roster allowed the NFL to disapprove the contract. The 26-year-old reverts to free agency and is once again free to sign elsewhere.
Elliott spent time with the Cowboys this past year but was waived in mid-September and failed to join another organization all season. He'll now spend the offseason in New Orleans, in the hopes of locking down a spot on the 53-man roster in 2018.
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|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|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|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|
|2018||New Orleans Saints||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|