Elijah Riley

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Elijah Riley
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Riley with Army in 2019
Personal information
Born: (1998-06-12) June 12, 1998 (age 25)
Port Jefferson, New York, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Newfield (NY)
College:Army
Position:Safety
Undrafted:2020
Career history
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2020–2021)
  • New York Jets (2021)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2022–2023)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:62
Sacks:2.0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Elijah Riley (born June 12, 1998) is an American football safety who is a free agent. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2020 following his college football career at Army.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
5 ft 11+14 in
(1.81 m)
209 lb
(95 kg)
30+38 in
(0.77 m)
9+58 in
(0.24 m)
All values from Pro Day[1]

Philadelphia Eagles

Riley signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft on April 26, 2020.[2] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 3, 2020,[3] and re-signed to the team's practice squad three days later.[4] He was elevated to the active roster on October 10 and 17 for the team's weeks 5 and 6 games against the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, and reverted to the practice squad following each game.[5][6] On December 16, 2020, Riley was promoted to the active roster.[7]

On August 31, 2021, Riley was waived by the Eagles and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9]

New York Jets

On November 9, 2021, Riley was signed by the New York Jets off the Eagles practice squad.[10] On August 23, 2022, he was released.[11]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On August 24, 2022, Riley was claimed off waivers by the Steelers.[12] He was waived on August 30 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[13][14] He was elevated on October 8, 2022, to the active/inactive roster from the Steeler's practice squad, and then reverted to the practice squad after the game. He was promoted to the active roster on December 24, 2022.[15]

On November 20, 2023, Riley was placed on injured reserve.[16] He was activated on December 22.[17]

References

  1. ^ "2020 NFL Draft Scout Elijah Riley College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved November 26, 2023.
  2. ^ McPherson, Chris (April 26, 2020). "Eagles agree to terms with 13 undrafted free agents". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  3. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2020). "Eagles place Andre Dillard on Injured Reserve; waive 12 players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  4. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 6, 2020). "Eagles announce practice squad that includes QB Josh McCown". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  5. ^ McPherson, Chris (October 10, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles sign DB Grayland Arnold; activate CB Craig James and WR Quez Watkins; and elevate TE Jason Croom and DB Elijah Riley". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  6. ^ McPherson, Chris (October 17, 2020). "Roster Moves: Eagles activate DE Vinny Curry and S Will Parks off Injured Reserve; elevate TE Jason Croom and DB Elijah Riley". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
  7. ^ McPherson, Chris (December 16, 2020). "Eagles promote DB Elijah Riley from the practice squad; sign S Blake Countess to the practice squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  8. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 31, 2021). "Eagles announce initial 53-man roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  9. ^ "Eagles agree to terms with 15 players to join the practice squad". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 1, 2021.
  10. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (November 9, 2021). "Jets Sign S Elijah Riley, Place S Marcus Maye & TE Tyler Kroft on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com.
  11. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (August 23, 2022). "Jets Release 5 Players to Get Roster to 80". newyorkjets.com.
  12. ^ "Steelers claim Riley off waivers". Steelers.com. August 24, 2022.
  13. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 30, 2022). "Steelers make first round of roster moves". Steelers.com. Archived from the original on August 30, 2022. Retrieved August 30, 2022.
  14. ^ Varley, Teresa (August 31, 2022). "Steelers add eight to practice squad". Steelers.com.
  15. ^ Varley, Teresa (December 24, 2022). "Steelers make roster moves". Steelers.com.
  16. ^ Varley, Teresa (November 20, 2023). "Steelers make roster moves". Steelers.com. Retrieved November 21, 2023.
  17. ^ "Steelers make moves ahead of Bengals game". Steelers.com. December 22, 2023.

Further reading

  • Fedich, Justin (September 11, 2019). "Army senior cornerback Riley at his best on biggest stage". RecordOnline.com. Retrieved October 21, 2020.

External links

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