Elliott played his first three seasons with the Packers, largely serving on special teams. The outside linebacker became a restricted free agent this offseason, though the team declined to offer him a tender. As such, Elliott took trips to multiple teams including the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills. However, he ultimately ended up back in Green Bay.
According to ESPN's Rob Demovsky, Elliott will sign a one-year deal worth $1.6 million. That figure comes in below what the Packers would have paid on the lowest restricted tender.
With Julius Peppers departing for the Carolina Panthers and Datone Jones meeting with other teams including the Minnesota Vikings, Elliott could see his role increase on defense. As presently constituted, the Packers have just Clay Matthews, Perry, Kyler Fackrell, and Reggie Gilbert under contract at outside linebacker.
In three seasons, Elliott has recorded 57 tackles and four sacks. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo.