The Christian Elliss experiment at linebacker is over, as Philadelphia waived the special teams standout after signing Shaquille Leonard to the roster.
Ellis won’t be back on the practice squad and land on his feet after being claimed by the New England Patriots.
The move won’t be made official until Friday because the Patriots play the Steelers on Amazon Prime’s Thursday Night Football.
Elliss would have landed on his feet regardless, with Field Yates reporting that five other teams, including Jonathan Gannon’s Cardinals, put in waivers for the special teams standout.
New Patriots LB Christian Elliss was an extremely popular player on waivers, as six teams put in a claim on him, per source:
Elliss had played in all 12 games for Philly and started this past Sunday against the 49ers. https://t.co/Jj0gQ4p4wn
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 7, 2023
In 12 games this season, Elliss has 16 tackles, two tackles for loss, and one quarterback pressure. The 24-year-old started his first career in Week 13 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Elliss joined the organization in 2021 after being waived by the Minnesota Vikings. Elliss made 26 tackles in 19 games with the Eagles.