Countess was drafted by the Eagles at No. 196 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. He ultimately failed to make their 53-man roster and subsequently spent his next three seasons with the Rams. He recorded 54 tackles (38 solo), one sack, three passes defended, and two interceptions across 37 games in his time there. He will now look to earn a depth role in the Eagles' secondary.
Countess was released by the Rams on Thursday, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.
Countess spent three seasons with the Rams, racking up a total of 54 tackles (38.0 solo) over 37 games. The Auburn product saw his workload decrease significantly in the 2018 season, seeing the field for just 58 snaps on defense compared to the 163 from the season before. Countess struggled with a foot injury during the 2018 postseason but seems to be healthy moving forward.
Countess played through a foot injury during the Super Bowl in February but appears fully healthy to begin the Rams' offseason program. The fourth-year pro projects to play his usual special-teams oriented role in addition to providing depth at the safety position in 2019.
Countess (foot) was a full practice participant Friday and won't carry an injury designation into the Super Bowl.
Countess was listed as a limited participant Thursday but he was able to return in full Friday and avoid the injury report. The 25-year-old should serve in his usual special-teams oriented role Sunday against the Patriots.
Countess does not have an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Cowboys, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Countess has cleared the league-managed concussion protocol, and is on track to suit up unhindered versus the Cowboys. The 25-year-old will slot in as the top backup to starting safety John Johnson.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||25||19.0||6||0||1||19||19.0||19||0||1|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||9||7.0||2||0||1||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||17||419||24.6||40||0||1|