Chase Elliott was one of the NFL’s most polarizing players during the offseason.
The Dallas Cowboys running back, who was suspended for the first six games of the season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, has been traded multiple times in recent years and is currently battling a hip injury.
But Elliott’s decision to take a loan with Tarkov was just as controversial.
“I think it’s crazy, I think it shows that he’s just not into me.
He just doesn’t like me,” Elliott said.
“And I know that’s a little harsh, but at the same time, I’m not here to say that I hate anybody, but that’s not the case.
I’m here to just play.
That’s what I do, I play.”
Tarkov’s father was a prominent figure in Russia’s soccer league, the KHL.
The team had recently won the Russian championship, but the Russian federation has a history of doping, and Tarkotov was banned from soccer for six years after testing positive in 2013.
Elliott has struggled to find a role with the Cowboys in Dallas, but he’s not sure he will be ready for the playoffs.
“He’s just got to find his groove and get going.
I don’t know, I don’ know,” Elliott told ESPN.
“I’m not really sure, so it’s going to be up to him.
We’ll see what happens.
But I think that’s the kind of guy he is.”TARKOV’S LANDING ON THE CHIEFS TELUS LEASE The Cowboys are in the market for a running back.
They’re trying to shed their $10 million cap hit to move on from Darren McFadden and Alfred Morris.
Elliott will cost $4 million per season, but it’s a steep price to pay for a guy who averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season.
The Cowboys are hoping that Elliott can step into the starting role in Dallas.
He had a solid 2016 season, rushing for 1,087 yards and 17 touchdowns while averaging 5.7 yards per catch.
Elliott is the No. 1 running back on the Cowboys’ depth chart behind Ezekiel Elliott, Alfred Morris and Darren McFad, but Tarkota is expected to be the starter come training camp.
TARKOTA: ‘The one thing that was really important was to be able to compete, to not worry about the rest of the league.’ source FoxSports.com article The Cowboys will look to keep Elliott in their fold as long as possible.
They could use him as a backup to DeMarco Murray, but if the Cowboys want to keep Murray, they will need to find another running back in free agency.TARKOTO’S RETURN TO THE CARS Tarko Vlasov, a former top draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks, was signed by the Detroit Lions in 2016, but they ended up signing him to a five-year deal worth $24 million per year.
Tarkotedov has been a steady force for the Lions’ running game, but there are concerns about his health.
He missed nine games last season due to a hip problem and has yet to play in a game since 2015.
The Lions also have a high-profile interest in Tarkos return.
The Detroit Free Press reported that Tarkowitz could become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
The Lions could look to acquire him to fill a running role in a contract year.