Report: Detroit Lions Sign Former Steelers T Jonathan Scott

Tackle Jonathan Scott, who was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, has been signed by the Detroit Lions, the team that originally drafted him in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft, according to Mark Kaboly on Twitter.

Scott was released last week after Max Starks was signed back to the 90 man roster. The Steelers saved $2.2 million in releasing him to clear salary cap space.

Scott started his career in Detroit, but was released during the final cuts made prior to the 2008 season. He would go on to play with the Buffalo Bills in the 2008 and 2009 seasons under Sean Kugler, the Steelers current offensive line coach. Scott signed on with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent in March of 2009 and was resigned to a two-year deal prior to the start of last season.

  • James Kling

    It’s funny, the missus and I were cleaning out the basement — old chairs, lamps, carpets — and we put the better stuff curbside marked “Free.” Every piece was gone in an hour. One man’s trash…

  • In my opinion Scott isn’t a good LT, but that doesn’t mean he can’t play another positon on the line. I doubt the Lions are going to play Scott at LT. He might be a backup at some other position on the OL. If they plan to use him on the left at the T position, he’d be 3rd at best on the depth chart. Scott better be position flexible.

    The Lions have Jeff Backus at LT and drafted Riley Reiff (23rd overall) to possibly play LT if he can beat out Backus. They also have T Jason Fox who can play both T positions. Scott more than likely is a backup only to see time in case of injury.

  • frankthebuc

    Rieff will play RT. Scott will be the swing tackle. Fox is moving to Guard as will Hilliard. I have no idea of what they plan to do with Gosder. Pittsburgh better think twice about trading Foster. I don’t have any faith in the long term health of Starks and Colon.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    One mans trash is another mans treasure….uhhhh…maybe. LOL