Trae Elston suited up for the Buffalo Bills against the Miami Dolphins two weeks ago. He played eight special teams snaps but didn’t record a statistic. After being released by the Bills this week, Elston was claimed off waivers by the Dolphins who could use him against his former team this week.
This isn’t a Belichick-ian move to garner information about the upcoming opponent. Miami’s corresponding roster move was placing their special teams captain and sometimes-safety Michael Thomas on injured reserve.
Elston hasn’t done much for the Bills this season as the top two safeties, Jordan Poyer and Micah Hyde, have stayed relatively healthy. During his only major game action in a Week 8 win over the Oakland Raiders, Elston recorded an interception and three tackles.
The former undrafted free agent now joins his sixth NFL team in two seasons. He spent time with the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2016 offseason before joining the Cleveland Browns. In 2017, he had two different stints with the Bills with a trip to the Philadelphia Eagles sandwiched in between.