Jayrone Elliott brings some special teams help as well as pass rush potential to the Cowboys. Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports
His $3 million base salary is guaranteed; however, there is offset language in the deal that would ease some of the Cowboys’ burden should he sign with another team.
Elliott, 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, brings some special-teams help as well as pass rush potential to the Cowboys, even though he has just four sacks in the past two seasons.
Tye, 25, was released Saturday after two seasons with the New York Giants. He started 10 games and caught 48 passes for 395 yards and a touchdown last season, but he fell down the depth chart after the Giants added free agent Rhett Ellison and No. 1 pick Evan Engram.
The Jets are thin at tight end because presumptive starter Austin Seferian-Jenkins is serving a two-game suspension stemming from a DUI arrest last September.
The backups are Eric Tomlinson and rookie Jordan Leggett. Tomlinson sat out the final preseason game with a shoulder injury.
Clay: Dez Bryant, WR, Cowboys. Shadowed by Janoris Jenkins in two games last season, Bryant caught two passes for 18 yards and zero scores on 14 targets in those games. That included one 10-yard catch on nine targets against Jenkins. The Giants’ top Cheap Throwback NBA Jerseys corner will chase Bryant around the perimeter Sunday night, so he’s a Cheap Sports Jerseys candidate for a slow start to 2017.