Eagles expected to sign K Jake Elliott off Bengals practice squad

AP

The Bengals drafted kicker Jake Elliott in the fifth round of this year’s draft, but it looks like his first NFL regular season experience will come with the Eagles.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Eagles are going to sign Elliott off of the Bengals practice squad. Caleb Sturgis was injured during the season opener and is expected to be placed on injured reserve.

Elliott lost a competition to veteran Randy Bullock this summer, but cleared waivers so the Bengals could keep him on hand as a member of the practice squad. Elliott was 4-of-7 on field goals and 2-of-2 on extra points in the preseason.

Sturgis will be eligible to return after spending eight weeks on injured reserve, although the Eagles’ interest in having him back in the lineup will likely have a lot to do with how Elliott fares in the coming weeks.

5 responses to “Eagles expected to sign K Jake Elliott off Bengals practice squad

  1. with all of the recent out of work kickers who have actually kicked successfully in the NFL…why would they sign someone who hasn’t kicked in pressure situations?

  2. bigbluedeadhead says:

    September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Who keeps a kicker on their practice squad??
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    The real question is, how do you waste a 5th round pick on a kicker after you give your incumbent who missed a game winning kick last year an extension? Then the 5th rounder doesn’t make the squad? If you are going to waste anything more than a 7th rounder on a kicker, you better be sure he is going to be kicking for you for at least the next 5 years. Too much potential value to squander on bringing in competition to get your current kicker motivated.

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