FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed wide receiver Jamin Elliott to the practice squad today. The Patriots' practice squad is now at its limit of five players after Russ Hochstein was signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Sept. 14.
Elliott, 24, spent his rookie season in 2002 with the Chicago Bears, participating in the final two games of the season on special teams. He was listed among the day-of-game inactives for seven weeks and was on the Bears' practice squad for six weeks during the season. The 5-foot-11-inch, 195-pound wideout was originally drafted by the Bears in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2002 NFL draft. Elliott was with the Bears for their 2003 training camp, but was released on Aug. 25, 2003, prior to the Bears' final preseason game against the Patriots.
Elliott played four seasons at the University of Delaware, where he finished his career ranked third all-time in receptions (158), receiving yards (3,068) and TDs (19). The Portsmouth, Va. native had 11 career 100-yard receiving games in 47 games for the Blue Hens. As a junior in 2000, he earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors, catching 598 passes for 1,337 yards and eight touchdowns.