Trae Elston
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Trae Elston

Trae Elston
Houston Roughnecks
Personal information
Born: (1994-02-16) February 16, 1994 (age 25)
Anniston, Alabama
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Oxford (Oxford, Alabama)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2017

Trae Elston (born February 16, 1994) is an American football safety for the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL. The All-American played college football at Mississippi.

Professional career

New Orleans Saints

Elston was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent on May 2, 2016.[1] He was released on September 3, 2016.[2]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Elston was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad on October 17, 2016.[3] He was released on November 15, 2016.[4]

Cleveland Browns

On December 7, 2016 Elston was signed to the Cleveland Browns' active roster.[5] He was waived on December 21, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[6][7] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Browns on January 2, 2017.[8]

On April 20, 2017, Elston was waived by the Browns.[9]

Buffalo Bills

On April 21, 2017, Elston was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills.[10] He was waived on September 19, 2017.[11]

Philadelphia Eagles

On September 20, 2017, Elston was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles.[12] He was waived by the Eagles on September 30, 2017.[13]

Buffalo Bills (second stint)

On October 3, 2017, Elston was signed by the Bills.[14]

Elston made his first career NFL start against the Oakland Raiders on October 29, 2017. In that game, Elston recorded his first career interception by picking off Raiders quarterback Derek Carr late in the 4th quarter and led all defensive players with a career high 11 tackles (8 solo). The Bills won the game 34-14.[15] On December 28, 2017, Elston was waived by the Bills.[16]

Miami Dolphins

On December 29, 2017, Elston was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[17] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[18]

Philadelphia Eagles (second stint)

On June 5, 2019, Elston signed with the Philadelphia Eagles.[19] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[20]

New Orleans Saints (second stint)

On October 23, 2019, Elston was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.[21] He was released on November 20, 2019.

Houston Roughnecks

Elston was drafted in the third round during phase four in the 2020 XFL Draft by the Houston Roughnecks.[22]


  1. ^ "Saints Officially Sign 19 Undrafted Free Agents". May 2, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Saints Officially Cut 21 Players, Down To 53-Man Limit". September 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ Smith, Scott. "Louis Murphy Returns to the Field".
  4. ^ "Buccaneers Make Practice Squad Moves". November 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Browns sign DB Trae Elston, place Derrick Kindred on NFI". December 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Browns promote DB Trey Caldwell to active roster". December 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Browns sign DB Trae Elston to practice squad". December 23, 2016.
  8. ^ "Browns sign 8 to reserve/future list". January 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "Browns release three players". April 20, 2017.
  10. ^ Brown, Chris (April 21, 2017). "Bills awarded waiver claim for S Elston".
  11. ^ Brown, Chris (September 19, 2017). "Bills release S Trae Elston, LB Jelani Jenkins".
  12. ^ Alper, Josh (September 20, 2017). "Eagles claim S Trae Elston".
  13. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (September 30, 2017). "Eagles sign defensive tackle from practice squad, cut a safety".
  14. ^ Brown, Chris (October 3, 2017). "Bills sign WR Brown, S Elston back to the roster; sign S Thomas".
  15. ^ Associated Press (October 29, 2017). "Opportunistic Bills rout sloppy Raiders, 34-14".
  16. ^ Brown, Chris (December 28, 2017). "Bills activate S Anderson; Elston released".
  17. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". December 29, 2017.
  18. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". September 1, 2018.
  19. ^ Ulrich, Logan (June 5, 2019). "Eagles Sign S Trae Elston, Waive LB B.J. Bello".
  20. ^ "Eagles announce first wave of roster moves as team works toward 53-player limit". August 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  21. ^ "Saints sign four players, bring back LB Stephone Anthony". Saints Wire. USA Today. October 23, 2019.
  22. ^ "DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD DRAFT TRACKER". October 14, 2019.

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