The Steelers have signed linebacker Jayrone Elliott after working him out on Wednesday, Steelers Now has learned.
Elliott, 28, played five games with the Steelers last season, and made four tackles while serving as a backup outside linebacker. The news of his signing was first reported by NFL Network.
Elliott told Steelers Now that he had a workout scheduled with the Steelers on Wednesday after two days of COVID-19 testing and isolation.
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.
The Steelers have four experienced outside linebackers in camp between starters Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt and backups Ola Adeniyi and Tuzar Skipper. The team also used its third-round draft pick on outside linebacker Alex Highsmith from Charlotte, who has impressed so far in training camp.
The Steelers will have to make a corresponding move in order to add Elliott to the roster. The team is next scheduled to practice at Heinz Field Thursday afternoon.