The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Jake Elliott in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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Jake Elliott, a 2017 fifth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Bengals who was waived by the team, added earlier this month to the Bengals’ practice squad and then signed off the practice squad less than two weeks ago by the Philadelphia Eagles, made a 61-yard field goal Sunday to beat the New York Giants, and it’s tough to not feel happy for him, especially when you watch his parents’ reaction to the game-winning kick.
Philly.com’s Jeff McLane examined Elliott’s roller-coaster last couple of weeks. An excerpt:
But for kickers like Elliott, who has already bounced around the NFL and had to rebound from two misses in just his two lone career games, maintaining an even keel is almost a must.
“It’s a little surreal. It’s the life of a kicker, though,” Elliott said. “You have your ultimate ups and ultimate downs.”
Elliott, who was drafted in the fifth round, said that he had just gotten furniture for his apartment in Cincinnati when he found out the Eagles had signed him off the Bengals’ practice squad. On Sunday, his parents, who had…
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