Caleb Sturgis is now on IR, with the ability to return. So meet the new PK.
Roster Move: #Eagles agree to terms with K Jake Elliott and place K Caleb Sturgis on Injured Reserve. pic.twitter.com/a4zDEIrmgS
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 12, 2017
.@Eagles special teams just got better by signing Jake Elliott. Monster leg on knockoffs and FG's have a real chance from inside 60 pic.twitter.com/VmmBCeyYPF
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) September 12, 2017
Better? Not so sure about that. Elliot might have a monster leg, but he misses the long FG in that clip. I tend to trust Dave Fipp when it comes to STs so if he thinks Elliott can be the guy for now, so do I.
Elliott was drafted in the 5th round after a great college career. The Bengals have had PK issues in recent years and hoped he would be The Guy. Instead, he was beaten out by a guy named Randy Bullock. Elliott showed enough promise the Bengals put him on their practice squad and hoped to develop him.
Now he’s an Eagle.
Looks like the team checked out some other PKs before deciding to go with Elliott.
#Eagles did not work out any CBs on Tuesday, but worked out Ks Mike Nugent, Josh Lambo, and Marshall Koehn.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) September 13, 2017