Elijah McGuire Signs With Cleveland Browns Practice Squad
Running back Elijah McGuire, who played for Louisiana for four years, from 2013-2016, signed with the practice squad of the Cleveland Browns on Monday night.
The 25-year old McGuire was released by the New York Jets on Friday.
As part of the practice squad, McGuire will only be allowed to practice with the Browns, as he is not a member of the 53-man roster.
McGuire can be placed on the Browns' 53-man roster at any time, and he can also be claimed from the Browns be any NFL team throughout the course of the season, providing that team puts him on their own 53-man active roster.
A native of Houma, and a graduate of Vanderbilt High School, McGuire, who was drafted in the 6th round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Jets, rushed for 315 yards and one touchdown in his rookie campaign, while also catching 17 passes for 177 yards and one score.
Limited to 8 games due to a foot injury last season, McGuire rushed for 276 yards and three touchdowns, while also 19 passes for 193 yards and one score.
The second all-time leading rusher in UL program history, McGuire tallied 4,202 career rushing yards, between 2013-2016.
In addition, McGuire also finished as the school career leader in all-purpose yards (5,858 yards), touchdowns (52) and scoring (318 points).
The 5-foot-10, 214-pound McGuire was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year in 2013, as well as the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2014, while being tabbed a First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection in both 2013 and 2014.