James Cowser

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James Cowser
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James Cowser in 2019
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-09-13) September 13, 1990 (age 28)
Kaysville, Utah
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:244 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Davis (Kaysville, Utah)
College:Southern Utah
Undrafted:2016
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:32
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at NFL.com

James Cowser (born September 13, 1990) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Southern Utah. Cowser was Football Championship Subdivision Defensive Player of the Year (2015). He holds the FCS record for career sacks (59) and tackles for loss (80).

Professional career[edit]

James Cowser in 2017

Cowser signed with the Oakland Raiders after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. On September 3, 2016, he was waived/injured by the Raiders and placed on injured reserve.[1] On September 10, he was released from the Raiders' injured reserve.[2] He was signed to the practice squad on October 4, 2016.[3] He was promoted to the active roster on November 26, 2016.[4]

On September 1, 2018, Cowser was waived by the Raiders.[5] He was re-signed to the practice squad on October 22, 2018.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on October 30, 2018.[7] He was waived on November 5, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[8] He was waived on November 13, 2018 and later re-signed to the practice squad.[9][10]

Cowser signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on January 1, 2019.[11] He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Cowser is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and did an internship in NFL’s China office in Shanghai.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com.
  2. ^ "Raiders waive James Cowser with injury settlement".
  3. ^ "Raiders Sign LB Perry Riley Jr.; Heeney To Reserve/Injured List". Raiders.com. October 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. November 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Oakland Raiders announce roster transactions - 9.1.18". Raiders.com. September 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "Raiders Re-Sign DE James Cowser To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors. October 22, 2018.
  7. ^ "Raiders Announce Transactions - 10.30.18". Raiders.com. October 30, 2018.
  8. ^ "Raiders sign defensive end Kony Ealy". Raiders.com. November 5, 2018.
  9. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 11.13.18". Raiders.com. November 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Raiders Return Cowser and Holton to Practice Squad". Raiders.com. November 28, 2018.
  11. ^ "Raiders announce reserve/future signings - 1.1.19". Raiders.com. January 1, 2019.
  12. ^ "Raiders announce transactions - 8.30.19". Raiders.com. August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  13. ^ "Oakland Raider Rookie James Cowser Spoke Volumes as NFL China Intern". www.nflplayerengagement.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.

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