The Philadelphia Eagles took care of two contributors of their kicking unit sooner than free company.
The Eagles on Friday announced the signing of kicker Jake Elliott and long snapper Rick Lovato to at least one-yr contracts. Monetary phrases of the deals were no longer disclosed.
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February 22, 2019
Securing Elliott ensures that one of the principal NFL’s most legitimate field fair kickers will proceed to reside in Philadelphia.
Elliott joined the Eagles in September 2017 after being signed from the Cincinnati Bengals’ prepare squad to change Caleb Sturgis, who landed on injured reserve. Elliott, the Bengals’ fifth-round pick in 2017, went on to join on 26 of 31 field fair makes an strive (83.9 percent) and 39 of 42 extra level makes an strive (92.9 percent).
He made 5 field goals from 50 or extra yards in 2017, and his 61-yard field fair that season established an NFL myth for the longest field fair made by a rookie. Elliott adopted up by every other time making 26 of 31 field fair makes an strive in 2018, and improved on extra-level makes an strive by nailing 33 of 35 kicks (94.3 percent).
Lovato, who entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2015, has been with the Eagles for the rationale that stupid phase of the 2016 season after stints with the Washington Redskins, Inexperienced Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.
The Eagles moreover announced they launched safety Chris Maragos.
Here are extra transactions occurring around the league on Friday:
1. The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs receive signed wideouts Sammie Coates and Davon Grayson, defensive succor Dontae Johnson and quarterback E.J. Manuel.