NFL running back Ezekiel Elliott is having a rough time in free agency.
Two weeks ago, Elliott was cut by the Cowboys after seven years of service with the team in a cost-cutting move that will save the team over $10 million on the salary cap.
The move is classified as a “Post June 1 Cut” meaning the team will save over $11 million on the 2023 salary cap, although the savings won’t hit the cap until the start of June.
Elliott’s numbers on the field have declined over the last few years, at least in terms of rushing yards. He finished 2022 with 876 rushing yards, but still had 12 rushing touchdowns, including a streak of 10 straight games this past season.
Last week it was reported, that Elliott had narrowed his list of future teams to three organizations. Unfortunately for Elliott two of those organizations do not appear to be interested in his services.
When asked about potentially signing Elliott, Jets head coach Robert Saleh appeared to throw cold water on that idea.
“We love our running back room,” Saleh told the media “I’ll leave it at that.”
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni had a similar response when asked about Elliott.
“We feel really good about the (RB) room where it is right now.” said Sirrianni while commenting on Elliott.
It’s still a long offseason and Elliott will surely get picked up by a team in need of a running back.