Dallas Cowboys reserve linebacker, sustained a serious knee injury in an earlier OTA.
Multiple sources have confirmed that the veteran, who is 28 years old, will be out of action for the entire 2022 season.
Linebacker Devante Bond, who spent time last year on the practice squad, suffered a serious knee injury in the earlier OTAs and will miss the season once he undergoes surgery, according to multiple sources.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) June 9, 2022
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Bond with a sixth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. A hamstring injury prevented Bond from playing his rookie season with Oklahoma. After two seasons playing with the Bucs, he signed with the Chicago Bears in the middle of the 2019 season. His last appearance in the NFL was in 2020.
Bond was a Cowboys practice squad member in 2021. He also signed a reserve/future deal with the Cowboys earlier this year. Bond was expected to play alongside veteran LB Leighton Vander Esch and Micah Parsons, the reigning defensive rookies of the year.
Bond will not be there, so fourth-year Cowboy Luke Gifford and second-year pro JabrilCox, sixth-round rookie Devin Harper, Damone Clark (2022) and fifth-rounder Damone Cox will have to fill in.
Bond has recorded 39 total tackles during his four-year active NFL NFL career.