Rashaad Coward
Coward in 2019
Free agent
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1994-11-06) November 6, 1994 (age 26)
Brooklyn, New York
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:326 lb (148 kg)
Career information
High school:Sheepshead Bay
(Brooklyn, New York)
College:Old Dominion
Undrafted:2017
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2021
Games played:30
Games started:15
Player stats at NFL.com

Rashaad Coward (born November 6, 1994) is an American football offensive guard who is a free agent. He played college football as a defensive end at Old Dominion. He has played for the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Coward signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2017.[1] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[2][3] He was promoted to the active roster on December 9, 2017,[4] and made his regular-season debut in the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.[5]

Although Coward was a defensive end during his rookie year, head coach Matt Nagy announced that Coward would be moved to offensive line for the 2018 season.[5] He was an exclusive-rights free agent (ERFA) after the year, but returned to the Bears after being tendered a contract.[6]

In 2019, Coward started ten games at right guard after Kyle Long suffered a season-ending injury. He became an ERFA for the second time at season's end before re-signing on April 17, 2020.[7]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Coward signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on March 30, 2021.[8] He was released on October 9, 2021.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On October 12, 2021, Coward signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[9] On October 21, Coward was released by the Jaguars.

References

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 11, 2017). "Bears sign 13 undrafted rookies". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 2, 2017). "Bears reach NFL's 53-man roster limit". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 4, 2017). "Bears sign Jenkins, nine to practice squad". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on November 8, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Rashaad Coward promoted to Bears 53-man roster". 247Sports.com. December 9, 2017. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Cox, Lorin (April 17, 2018). "Bears switching DL Rashaad Coward to guard". USA Today. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Eurich, Matt (March 13, 2019). "Bears tender three players, including Roy Robertson-Harris". 247Sports.com. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  7. ^ Mayer, Larry (April 17, 2020). "Roster Moves: Bears announce five transactions". Chicago Bears. Retrieved April 17, 2020.
  8. ^ Varley, Teresa (March 30, 2021). "Steelers sign Ballage, Coward". Steelers.com. Retrieved March 30, 2021.
  9. ^ "Roster Moves: Jaguars sign OL Rashaad Coward, place OL Brandon Linder on IR". Jaguars.com. October 12, 2021.