Texans Sign Defensive Tackle Less Than A Week After Being Released

That didn't take long.

Less than a week after being released, defensive tackle Byron Cowart has found a new home with the Houston Texans.

The veteran player recently signed a contract with the Texans after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs on May 10, despite joining them in March.

Cowart's journey in the NFL began when he was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft from the University of Maryland. He then spent the entire 2022 season with the Indianapolis Colts, where he appeared in 17 games as a rotational run-stuffer.

Though he didn't start any games, Cowart managed to contribute with 12 tackles, including four solo tackles.

With his experience and potential, Cowart is expected to compete for a backup position on the Texans' defensive line.

Throughout his three seasons in the NFL, he has accumulated a total of 41 tackles, one sack, five tackles for loss, and one pass defended in 36 games. Photo Credit: Robert Scheer-USA TODAY Sports