Elliott was promoted to the Buccaneers' active roster Saturday.
Elliott was promoted to the 53-man roster following the placement of De'Vante Harris (hamstring) on injured reserve. A 2016 undrafted free agent, Elliott has played 21 games with Tampa over the last two seasons, recording 13 tackles and one pass defended. Elliott should serve as a depth nickel corner and special-teams contribute this season.
Elliott (undisclosed) was seen in pads before Wednesday's joint practice versus the Titans, although his level of participation has not been confirmed, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.
Elliott had yet to practice following last Thursday's preseason opener, but it appears he participated in at least a limited fashion Wednesday. Buccaneers cornerbacks have taken some hits on the injury front recently, as in addition to Elliott's recent absences, Vernon Hargreaves (groin) and Carlton Davis (ankle) both remain sidelined.
Elliot did not practice Saturday due to an undisclosed injury, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
It's unclear how severe Elliot's injury is, so the defensive back should be considered day-to-day until Tampa Bay can provide an update. Elliot re-signed with the Buccaneers back in March after playing a special teams role for most of the 2017 season.
Elliott was set to become a restricted free agent if he and the Bucs were unable to reach a deal. The third year cornerback played in 15 games for the team last season, but mainly in a special teams role. He will look to earn a more prominent role on defense during offseason camp.
Elliott recorded five tackles over 15 games in 2017.
Elliott is more of a special-teams player, but injuries to the Buccaneers' secondary forced him into extensive action as a nickel corner during some games. However, when he did see playing time, he didn't come close to producing at a clip that could draw appeal in IDP circles. Now an exclusive-rights free agent at the end of the league year, Elliott isn't guaranteed to return to Tampa Bay in 2018.
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