The Green Bay Packers decided not to tender linebacker Jayrone Elliott as a restricted free agent and we thought that would signal the end of his time in Green Bay.
It now appears there’s a chance Elliott will join Micah Hyde with the Buffalo Bills.
Elliott visited with Buffalo on Monday.
Much like Datone Jones, Elliott will be a story of unfulfilled promise if he leaves. Elliott showed flashes as a playmaker at times, especially during the preseason, but wasn’t able to translate that into regular season success in 2016.
The Packers gave Elliott ample opportunity to earn playing time on defense in 2016 and he wasn’t able to take advantage of it. Elliott finished the year with just 19 tackles and one sack.
There is, of course, still a chance the Packers bring Elliott back on a minimum-salary deal, but it doesn’t seem that they’re terribly motivated to do anything. We expect to Elliott to be playing elsewhere in 2017.
I have to bring it up again….
Wasn’t TT at the combine patting himself on the back prously because the Packers sign their own?
Maybe i’m confused, but that’s what i thought he was preaching.
Signing your own, would entail you drafted and developed and kept good players. But i see the exact opposite.
I have to vent once more…..
Out of the 2011-2013 drafts..Ted picked a total of 29 players.
Out of those 29 players, 4 players are under contract with the Packers.
I’m not that smart because i don’t have an extensive football background.
But can somebody please tell me how that is a draft and develop philosophy?
Can somebody tell me….how that is “Signing their own”
Somebody please fucking enlighten me, because i must be too stupid to understand it.
“Talking Points” . . . only. Most people are either too lazy, or too busy, do not care as much, or are too stupid to comprehend . . . The brain trust is well aware of this; so they “brand” themselves as “Draft and Develop” . . .
This clown show should brand themselves “retired”.
Watching this team over the years is like watching a building on fire, and you know there are 30 people inside that can’t be saved.
It gives you that same helpless feeling in your heart and soul….well, mine anyway.
Jayrone has natural talent, but continuously blew assignments when he was on the field. Capers’ refusual to adapt to his personnel considered, he’ll never live up to his potential as a Packer.
Jay Elliot is back. So our OLBs will be Perry, Matthews, Elliott and let’s not forget about Kyler Fackrell.