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Colts sign Deiontrez Mount, waive Lavar Edwards

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The Indianapolis Colts last night made a roster move, promoting outside linebacker Deiontrez Mount from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and waiving outside linebacker Lavar Edwards.

Mount (6-5, 249 pounds) was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of Louisville, where he played in 45 games and started 13. Last year with the Titans, he played in four games before being placed on injured reserve, recording one tackle, one interception, one pass defensed, and one special teams stop. This year, he was with the Titans throughout the offseason program and training camp, but was waived on August 28. The Colts signed him to their practice squad a few weeks later on September 19, and he’s remained on the practice squad since.

To make room for Mount, the Colts waived Lavar Edwards, who has played in five games for the Colts this year after being claimed off of waivers from the Panthers in mid-October. He recorded four tackles and a sack, but he has been inactive in the past two contests so it shouldn’t be a surprise that he was waived.

With Curt Maggitt being placed on injured reserve this week the Colts could use depth at outside linebacker, and they obviously value the depth Mount brings right now over Edwards. It’s likely that Mount won’t have a big role in the defense, but he’s there as a depth player just in case he’s needed.