According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts will sign defensive lineman Ron’Dell Carter from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad to the team’s 53-man active roster (per his agent):
Ron'Dell Carter will sign with Colts' 53-man roster after terminating Cowboys practice squad contract, per agent @NFLAgentAdam— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 29, 2020
The 6’3”, 269 pound undrafted rookie defensive lineman from James Madison was given $145K guaranteed in his first NFL contract, one of the highest among all NFL rookie UDFA’s:
Amongst the largest guarantees handed out to undrafted rookies— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 12, 2020
▫️Jaguars CB Luq Barcoo: $180K ($20K SB)
▫️Saints LB Joe Bachie: $160K ($15K SB)
▫️ Bucs QB Reid Sinnet: $152,800 ($10K SB)
▫️Chiefs OL Yasir Durant: $150K ($10K SB)
▫️ Cowboys DE Ron'Dell Carter: $145K ($20K SB)
Per DallasNews’ Michael Gehlken, Carter was the only Cowboys practice squad player to be protected all three weeks so far of the NFL regular season—but weekly protection doesn’t start until the Tuesday afternoon following each Sunday—and the Colts developed interest during Monday’s ‘grace period’.
Carter was considered a ‘coveted prospect’ on the Cowboys practice squad.
Featuring power, quickness, and a high motor, Carter fits into a similar mold as Tyquan Lewis as a rotational defensive lineman for the Colts with some developmental upside.