The Indianapolis Colts today elevated outside linebacker Deiontrez Mount to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived outside linebacker Lavar Edwards.
Mount, 6-5, 249 pounds, has spent most of the season on the Colts practice squad after signing with the team on September 19, 2016. He participated in the Tennessee Titans 2016 offseason program before being waived during training camp on August 28. As a rookie for the Titans in 2015, Mount played in the first four games of the season and registered one tackle, one interception, one pass defensed and one special teams stop before being placed on the Injured Reserve list on October 17, 2015. He was originally selected by the Titans in the sixth round (177th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Collegiately, Mount played in 45 games (13 starts) at Louisville and totaled 82 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. As a senior in 2014, he saw action in 13 games (five starts) and set career highs with 37 tackles, 5.0 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. In 2013, Mount participated in 10 games and made nine tackles, 0.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss. As a sophomore in 2012, he appeared in all 13 games (three starts) and registered 26 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss. In 2011, Mount played in nine games (five starts) and tallied 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss.
Edwards, 6-4, 275 pounds, played in five games for the Colts this season and tallied four tackles (three solo) and 1.0 sack after being claimed by the team off waivers on October 19, 2016. He saw action in five games for the Carolina Panthers earlier this season before being waived on October 18. Edwards has appeared in 22 career NFL games (one start) and totaled 21 tackles (14 solo), 2.0 sacks and two passes defensed. He was originally selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of LSU.
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