Elliott signed by Eagles off Bengals practice squad
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Bengals selected kicker Jake Elliott in the fifth round of the NFL Draft to compete with incumbent Randy Bullock and while he lost out, another NFL team thinks enough of his ability to sign him to their active roster on Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Eagles plucked Elliott off the Bengals practice squad to replace injured kicker Caleb Sturgis, who suffered a hip flexor injury in the Eagles season-opening win over the Washington Redskins.
Elliott didn't miss a field goal in the preseason until missing two in the final five minutes of the final preseason game at the Indianapolis Colts, including a 60-yard attempt wide left on the final play of the game, but he missed a field goal and an extra-point attempt in the Bengals intraquad scrimmage and missed more field goals during training camp than Bullock.
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis even made a point when the team cut its roster to 53 players and kept Bullock that if the competition had been close that the team would have kept Elliott.
Bullock did not attempt a placement kick in Sunday's opening 20-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but his lone kickoff was a touchback.