Former Buccaneers linebacker Genard Avery signed with the Colts
Many players who fitted up in Tampa Bay in 2022 have moved on to different teams through the offseason. The list is quite long and includes cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting, safety Mike Edwards, defensive lineman Rakeem Nunez, and wide receiver Scotty Miller.
On Thursday, another former Buccaneers player joined the list by landing on the Indianapolis Colts. The team has announced that they have signed outside linebacker Genard Avery. The team released running back Darius Hagans from the roster.
We have signed free agent DE Genard Avery and waived RB Darius Hagans. pic.twitter.com/Q4eFW2wb4Q— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) June 1, 2023
Genard Avery, who was first drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In his NFL debut with the Browns, he recorded one strip sack and four total tackles. He finished his rookie season with 40 tackles and 4.5 sacks while starting in five games.
Later on October 28, 2019, Avery was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles. In his debut match with the Eagles, he recorded two tackles and half of a sack with a win against the Chicago Bears. With the Eagles, he finishes the season with 43 tackles and 1 sack while playing in 16 games and starting 12 of them.
In the 2020 season, he appeared in a total of 62 games, with 17 as the starter, where he recorded 106 tackles, 8.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, and 29 quarterback hits.
On August 25, 2022, Avery was signed by the Buccaneers and he was promoted to the active roster on October 11. But later he was signed by the Colts on June 1, 2023.
In his entire NFL career, he is moving the Coalts to the fifth professional team. Avery is a wonderful player and has the ability to stick on the ground. Hope he will show his magic with the Coalts in every match which helps him to stick on the ground.