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Steelers Release Veteran LB Jayrone Elliott

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The Steelers have released outside linebacker Jayrone Elliott, the team announced on Saturday.

Elliott, 28, signed with the team late in camp on Aug. 27. He played five games with the Steelers last season, and made four tackles while serving as a backup outside linebacker.

Before signing with the Steelers, Elliott spent the spring with the San Antonio Commanders of the XFL and was on the offseason rosters of the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints.

Elliott played one game for the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 after spending his first three seasons with the Green Bay Packers. In Green Bay, Elliott played in 38 games over three seasons, making 58 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four sacks, an interception, a forced fumble a fumble recovery and two passes defended.

Elliott is the 26th player to be released by the Steelers since the end of training camp on Friday, joining cornerback Trajan Bandy, defensive ends Henry Mondeaux and Calvin Taylor, defensive tackles Dan McCullers and Cavon Walker, offensive lineman Anthony Coyle, Christian DiLauro, Derwin Gray, Jarron Jones and John Keenoyoutside linebacker Tuzar Skipper, long snapper Liam McCullough, punter Corliss Waitman, quarterback Paxton Lynch, running backs Trey Edmunds, Wendell Smallwood and Kerrith Whyte, Jr., safety John Battle, tight ends Kyle Markway and Kevin Rader, and wide receivers  Saeed BlacknallDeon Cain, Amara Darboh, Ryan Switzer and DeAndre Thompkins.

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