Steelers sign LB Elliott, waive DE Hooks

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent linebacker Jayrone Elliott on Thursday and waived injured defensive end Lavon Hooks.

Elliott recorded 57 tackles, 4.0 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in 38 career games with the Green Bay Packers from 2014-16. He also had short stints with the Dallas Cowboys (2017) and New Orleans Saints (2018).

Elliott, 27, played in one game with the Cowboys before being waived prior to the second week of the season.

He also played with the Alliance of American Football's San Antonio club this year before spending time with the Miami Dolphins.

Hooks sustained a torn Achilles in practice Wednesday and is expected to miss the entire 2019 season, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.

Hooks recorded one tackle while playing in both preseason games for the Steelers.

---Field Level Media