Steelers sign Jayrone Elliott, add Devlin Hodges to practice squad

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After the Steelers agreed to trade quarterback Josh Dobbs to the Jaguars on Monday, there was word that they’d be re-signing quarterback Devlin Hodges after cutting him at the end of the preseason.

Hodges is returning to the organization, but he won’t be on the 53-man roster in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers announced that Hodges has signed to their practice squad and that another former member of the team has signed to the active roster. Linebacker Jayrone Elliott is back with the team after being cut along with Hodges at the end of August.

Elliott played 39 games for the Packers from 2014 to 2017. He has 47 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble over the course of his career. He had six tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown for the Steelers in the preseason.

4 responses to “Steelers sign Jayrone Elliott, add Devlin Hodges to practice squad

  1. For Skipper to sign with another team he had to agree to go there… meaning he must have held a grudge against the Steelers for cutting him in the first place… clearly by this signing Pittsburgh was in the running for another LB and more then likely they would have signed Skipper back… for Skipper i am ahppy for him… he very well could have a James Harrison type story in his future…

    Steelers dropped the ball on this one… clearly… Holton was a preseason stud.. but a NFL journeymen before then… hope this works out for Pittsburgh…

  2. Tuzar was the guy they should have kept but they mis-managed that and Skipper’s ship has sailed out of Pittsburgh.

    Tomlin continues to keep and pay veterans instead of other (faster, younger) players

  3. bettis3636 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:45 am
    For Skipper to sign with another team he had to agree to go there…
    he was claimed off of the waiver wire. he had no choice.

  4. Smart move here, they need help at linebacker, not at QB. With the Seahawks coming to town and the Ravens playing the Card, the Steelers face the very real possibility of being 0-2 and 2 games behind the Ravens.

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