The Philadelphia Eagles have signed kicker Jake Elliott off the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and a not-so-cryptic confirmation tweet from Elliott.
Fly Eagles Fly!— Jake Elliott (@jake_elliott22) September 12, 2017
Sources: The #Eagles are signing K Jake Elliott off the #Bengals practice squad and placing K Caleb Sturgis on Injured Reserve (to return).— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2017
The Bengals drafted Elliott in the fifth-round out of Memphis, but he was erratic in the preseason, leading the team to stick with Randy Bullock.
Elliott was 4 of 7 on field goal attempts, with two of the misses coming in the final five minutes of the preseason finale against Indianapolis. Bullock was 6 of 7.
Philadelphia placed kicker Caleb Sturgis on Injured Reserve with a quad strain Monday.
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