Canadian DL Christian Covington signs with Denver Broncos

Canadian defensive lineman Christian Covington has signed with the Denver Broncos.

NFL insider Adam Caplan broke the news.

Covington spent the 2019 NFL season with the Dallas Cowboys, playing in 16 games making six starts while recording 28 tackles, one sack and knocking down one pass. The 26-year-old was with the Houston Texans for the first four years of his NFL career.

Through 66 career NFL games, Covington has registered 93 tackles, 8.5 sacks, two passes defended and forced one fumble. Houston selected Covington in the sixth round, 216th overall during the 2015 NFL Draft. That same year the B.C. Lions picked Covington in the fifth round, 43rd overall. But Covington has spent his entire pro football career to date in the NFL.

The son of Canadian Football Hall of Famer Grover Covington was born in Vancouver, played for Vancouver College and earned a scholarship to Rice University in Houston. After five NFL seasons, Covington has earned over $4.3 million USD and he can add to the total in the Mile High City.