Although there was some outside interest, namely from the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, linebacker Jayrone Elliott ultimately decided to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers.
It’s been an interesting journey for Elliott since free agency began. The Packers chose not to tender him as a restricted free agent.
That made him an unrestricted free agent and he was free to sign wherever he wanted. We took the non-tender as a sign the Packers didn’t want Elliott back.
Obviously, we were wrong. The Packers apparently just wanted Elliott back at a cheaper rate than his tender dictated.
We’ve discussed it many times — Elliott hasn’t quite blossomed into the playmaker on defense we’ve seen from time to time in the preseason. He is, however, a very solid special teams player, something the Packers can never seem to get enough of.
Hopefully, Elliott can make an impact on the defense in 2017.