Monday, August 8, 2022

Patriots quickly drop out and are signed by the Colts

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Former New England Patriots defenseman Byron Cowart has not been out of work for long. A day after the Patriots fired him, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts and claimed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Cowart, who was part of the Patriots’ disastrous 2019 NFL draft class, missed the entire 2021 season on injured reserve. He had played a significant role in the 2020 team’s defense. He started in 14 games for the Patriots this season and will now have the opportunity to continue his career with the Colts.

In those 14 contests, Cowart had 1 sack, 27 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, and 3 quarterback hits. New England hoped Cowart would develop into an inside defensive presence to complement the stalwart Christian Barmore as a sophomore.

The Patriots abandoned that vision when they released him.

According to Ourlads, in a 3-4 formation, the Patriots’ defensive line would include Barmore, Lawrence Guy and Deatrich Wise. Her backups and depth options would come from Dazu Godchaux, Henry Anderson, Carl Davis, Sam Roberts, Bill Murray, and Jeremiah Pharms Jr.

The latter was signed from the USFL last week after a strong season with the Pittsburgh Maulers. Cowart’s release followed this signing; So it appears that Pharms has been brought in to replace him on the list.

Barmore seems to be the only potential standout in this group, although Guy has been as solid as can be without being spectacular throughout his career. There has been speculation that the Patriots are bringing Trey Flowers back, but the former Super Bowl champion remains unsigned heading into training camp.

Patriots linebacker Ja’Whuan Bentley appears to be a huge Marvel Universe fan. He showed his enthusiasm for two upcoming projects of the MCU.

Bentley retweeted two trailers: the next Black Panther movie (which touched hearts with a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman) and the next Fantastic Four movie.

There was a lot of Marvel news pouring out Saturday, so Bentley wasn’t the only person taking to social media to discuss the new film and project information. It appears Bentley and his teammate Adrian Phillips should have some lively conversations about the MCU.

Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty have shared a Twitter account since beginning their presence on the social media platform in 2009. This could change soon.

Jason just retired and took a job as an analyst at Good Morning Football. Speaking on the shared Twitter account, Jason asked the Twitter community (via survey) if they should part with their own Twitter accounts.

If you publish this article, “No, Mama Mac says stay!” won by a landslide. If the brothers heed the community’s advice, they might stay together on Twitter. However, if J-Mac’s new employer requires him to stand out on the platform, he may need to make a change and he could just have fun with the fans.

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