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GMoney2600
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Saints sign Josh Huff & Jayrone Eilliott...cut Tony McDaniel
The New Orleans Saints re-signed wide receiver Josh Huff and linebacker Jayrone Eilliott to reserve/future contracts, according to Tuesday's NFL Transactions report.

Huff and Eilliott return eight days after the NFL disapproved their original deals because the Saints were already at the 90-man maximum allowed on an offseason roster.

The Saints opened roster spots Monday by releasing defensive tackle Nick Fairley and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel.

The 5-foot-11, 206-pound Huff entered the league in 2014 out of Oregon as a third-round pick with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent a little more than two seasons before joining the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for three games in 2016.

Huff, 26, has appeared in 37 career games with three starts, totaling 51 catches for 523 yards and four touchdowns. He can also contribute on special teams as a kickoff return, and has 1,237 yards and two touchdowns on 48 returns on his career.

The 6-foot-3, 255-Elliott entered the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of Toledo with the Green Bay Packers, where he spent three seasons (2014-16). The Packers traded Elliott to the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 3, 2017, but the Cowboys waived Elliott on Sept. 19.

Elliott, 26, has appeared in 39 games with no starts, totaling 57 tackles (48 solo), four sacks, an interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble.

The Saints have signed 17 players to reserve/future deals: Huff, Elliott, wide receiver Travin Dural, linebacker Adam Bighill, cornerback De'Vante Harris, tight end Alex Ellis, defensive end Alex Jenkins, offensive lineman Gabe Ikard, linebacker Shayne Skov, offensive lineman Nate Theaker, cornerback Mykkele Thompson, offensive lineman Landon Turner, safety Rickey Jefferson, linebacker Sae Tautu, guard Andrew Tiller, defensive back Bradley Sylve and wide receiver Paul Turner.

Teams around the league can sign players to reserve/future deals with a view to the upcoming season when the league's calendar year begins, which is March 14.

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GMoney2600
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re: Saints sign Josh Huff & Jayrone Eilliott...cut Tony McDaniel
Hopefully Huff is a legit kick returner for us. We were basically forced to use Kamara in that role, b/c nobody else was worth a shite.

Green Bay fans said that Elliot was pretty damn good on special teams.
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re: Saints sign Josh Huff & Jayrone Eilliott...cut Tony McDaniel
Partial Hijack- is this Shayne Skov the guy from Stanford? What happened to him? I thought he was quite a player and a lot of people here wanted to draft him.


GMoney2600
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re: Saints sign Josh Huff & Jayrone Eilliott...cut Tony McDaniel
Yep. He just wasn't as good as people thought he would be.


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re: Saints sign Josh Huff & Jayrone Eilliott...cut Tony McDaniel
Yeah. Guy was a beast in college though. Never translated to the NFL.


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