Byron Cowart, former 5-star Auburn DL, signed by new NFL team
Byron Cowart wasn’t without a job in the NFL for long.
The former 5-star Auburn defensive lineman who finished his college career at Maryland was let go by the New England Patriots recently. He had spent the past 3 seasons with the Patriots after being selected in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Now, though, the Indianapolis Colts have signed Cowart, according to a press release from the team this weekend.
To make room for Cowart on the roster, the Colts waived DE Scott Patchan.
Here’s a breakdown of Cowart’s NFL experience from the Colts’ release:
Cowart, 6-3, 300 pounds, has competed in 19 games (14 starts) in three seasons with the New England Patriots. He has recorded 29 career tackles (15 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Prior to spending the 2021 season on the Reserve/PUP list, Cowart started all 14 games he played during the 2020 campaign and totaled 27 tackles (14 solo), 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. He was originally selected by the Patriots in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
We’ll see what role Cowart carves out for himself in Indianapolis.