The Dolphins are looking to improve their defense in 2019.
Miami has agreed to terms with pass rusher Jayrone Elliott, who led the AAF in sacks this season, according to a report from NFL.com.
The #Dolphins are signing OLB/ pass rusher Jayrone Elliott, who led the AAF in sacks with 7.5, source said.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 8, 2019
Elliott recorded a league-leading 7.5 packs for the Commanders before the AAF suspended all football operations on April 2, ending its inaugural season.
The 27-year-old player entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He failed to make his mark after spending time with the Packers, Cowboys and Saints, but recorded four sacks in three seasons for Green Bay.
Elliot flourished in the AAF though, and Commanders coach Mike Riley called him a “student of the game” following the alternative league’s shutdown.
“Jayrone is a good player,” Riley told AAF.com, according to 247Sports. “He’s a good player and he goes hard. The other thing about him is he is a student of the game. He studies the pass rush, he studies the line a ton.”
Elliott reportedly drew interest from the Raiders, Cardinals and Ravens before joining Miami.
The Dolphins finished 2018 with a 7-9 record and missed the playoffs. They ranked 29th in sacks, recording 31 on the year.