The Arizona Cardinals, along with three other teams are interested in pass-rusher Jayrone Elliott.
With the Alliance of American Football shutdown, many talented players are looking for jobs in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals are interested in one them, per Damond Talbot of NFLDraftDiamonds.com that player is 27-year-old Jayrone Elliott formerly of the San Antonio Commanders, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints.
During his stint in the AAF, Elliot led the lead the now-defunct league in sacks with 7.5.
Although Elliott didn’t play in the NFL in 2018, he did show an ability to make it back for the 2019 season. He has a solid 6-3, 255-pound frame that is NFL ready and is a willing special team player. But it’s his ability to get to the quarterback that may vault him back into the NFL and perhaps on the Arizona Cardinals as a rotational pass-rusher.
A former undrafted free agent in 2014, Elliott was able to crack the NFL as a Green Bay Packer as a special-teamer and pass-rusher off the edge either as a linebacker or defensive end.
As you can see in the clip above, Elliott has a knack of forcing fumbles while careening around the edge. He did the same thing during his pre-season action for the New Orleans Saints in 2018 and showed an ability to beat tackles during his stint in Green Bay in 2014-’16.
However, it’s worth mentioning that Elliott shouldn’t be looked upon to be a saving grace for the Cardinals defense. But, he could add a lot to their pass-rushing rotation that has already been much improved.