The Buccaneers promoted Elliot from their practice squad Tuesday.
Elliot appeared in six games for the Buccaneers this season before being waived on Oct. 23, totaling just one tackle. He'll likely provide much-needed depth to Tampa Bay's linebacker corps.
Elliott was waived by the Buccaneers on Tuesday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Elliott was let go once the team decided to bring on De'Vante Harris. Perhaps Elliott will latch on elsewhere, but speculation seems a bit premature at this juncture in time.
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.
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