Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood

Running Back #34
Team: Free Agent None
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 232 lb.
College:North Carolina
Age:24
Born:April 22, 1996
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 7 (242)
Draft Team:OAK

Elijah Hood: Let go by Jacksonville

Hood was released from the Jaguars' practice squad on Monday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Hood latched onto Jacksonville's practice squad after failing to crack the 53-man roster, but he lasted only a day before being released in favor of DT Eli Ankou. The 23-year-old had eight carries four 71 yards and two receptions for 14 yards in the preseason.

September 3, 2019 10:09 AM EST

Elijah Hood: Added to Jags' practice squad

Hood signed to Jacksonville's practice squad on Sunday, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

Analysis: Hood was unable signed with the Jaguars halfway through the preseason and only touched the ball in the exhibition finale, carrying eight times for 71 yards and catching two passes for 14 yards. Despite the limited exposure, the 23-year-old apparently showcased himself well enough to earn a spot on the practice squad.

September 2, 2019 9:09 AM EST

Elijah Hood: Jags' top rusher against Atlanta

Hood gained 71 yards on eight rushes, and caught two of three targets for 14 receiving yards during Thursday's 31-12 preseason loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: The 23-year-old back out of North Carolina heated up as the preseason progressed, tearing off a 49-yard carry on his final carry to set up Jacksonville for its only touchdown of the contest. Despite Hood's impressive outing, he faces an uphill battle to a roster spot with Alfred Blue, Ryquell Armstrong and Thomas Rawls all situated between him and starter Leonard Fournette on the depth chart.

August 29, 2019 9:08 PM EST

Elijah Hood: Signs with Jacksonville

Hood signed a contract with the Jaguars on Saturday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Primary backup Alfred Blue picked up an ankle injury during the team's second preseason contest, joining Ryquell Armstead (head) as backs with multi-week injuries. As a result, Hood will slot in behind Thomas Rawls on the team's depth chart and could wind up receiving some work in the preseason should Blue or Armstead continue to miss time.

August 17, 2019 7:50 AM EST

Elijah Hood: Let go by Carolina

Hood (knee) was waived by the Panthers on Wednesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Hood was recently signed this offseason to a one-year deal with the Panthers, but will have to find an opportunity elsewhere. He also suffered a torn ACL is last season's preseason finale, so that fact could've swayed the team in this direction. The 230-pound bruiser has some NFL experience, having spent time on the Raiders' practice squad in 2017.

July 24, 2019 5:07 PM EST

Elijah Hood: Staying with Panthers

Hood (knee) is signing a one-year deal to stay with the Panthers, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Hood was a long shot to make the 53-man roster this past summer, but the Panthers kept him on injured reserve after he suffered a torn ACL in the preseason finale. The timing of Hood's injury should allow him to be ready for the starting of training camp, where he'll once again face a difficult path to make the team. The 230-pound bruiser was selected by Oakland in the seventh round of the 2017 draft and spent most of his rookie season on the Raiders' practice squad.

February 25, 2019 7:39 AM EST

Elijah Hood: Placed on IR

Hood (knee) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Joe Person of The Athletic Carolina reports.

Analysis: Hood's placement on injured reserve will keep him out until at least Week 8 of the regular season. There's a chance Hood could be recalled to the active roster after Week 8, but the odds of that happening seem slim to none at the moment.

September 1, 2018 4:50 PM EST

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