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Report: Atlanta Falcons Sign Former Judge Memorial Standout Kaden Elliss
SALT LAKE CITY – The Atlanta Falcons reached an agreement with former Judge Memorial High School standout and New Orleans Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
The NFL insider reported Elliss’ deal with the Falcons on Monday, March 13, the opening day of the league’s free agent negotiating period. NFL free agency officially begins on Wednesday, March 15.
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“The #Falcons make another big move on defense, as former #Saints LB Kaden Elliss is headed to Atlanta, sources say. With seven sacks and 78 tackles in 11 starts, he became a hot free agent. He shined in his opportunity, now cashes in,” Rapoport tweeted.
The NFL Network insider added that Elliss’ deal is worth $21.5 million over three seasons and includes $11 million guaranteed.
It's a 3-year, $21.5M deal with $11M guaranteed for the #Falcons and Kaden Elliss. https://t.co/n6iIb64AFO
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2023
About Kaden Elliss
Elliss’ father, Luther, played college football at the University of Utah and in the NFL as a member of the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. He is currently the defensive tackles coach for the Utes’ football program.
Prior to his time in the NFL, the Salt Lake City native was a standout playing for the Judge Memorial Bulldogs.
After high school, Elliss played college football for the Idaho Vandals. He played at Idaho from 2014-18.
Following his college career, Elliss was selected by the Saints with the No. 244 overall pick during the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
KADEN ELLISS. B2B SACKS.
📺 #LARvsNO on FOX pic.twitter.com/IRokkiodcZ
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 20, 2022
He’s played in New Orleans for the past four seasons.
In 2022, the former Judge Memorial star recorded 78 total tackles, 43 solo tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, and two pass breakups.
Fumble recovered by Kaden Elliss!#GBvsNO | 📺: FOX pic.twitter.com/aQGrjcYpBT
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) September 12, 2021
During his NFL career, the linebacker has posted 101 total tackles, 56 solo tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and two pass breakups in 48 games played.
Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).