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Steelers Release T Jonathan Scott


The Pittsburgh Steelers have released tackle Jonathan Scott today in a move that has long been anticipated. Scott spent the past two seasons with the Steelers and started 14 of 28 regular-season games and three of four postseason contests.

The Steelers will save $2.2 million in salary cap space by releasing Scott and that money will most definitely be needed if the Steelers are to work out a long-term deal with restricted free agent wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Scott became expendable when the Steelers signed veteran Max Starks back to the roster on Tuesday. Starks had been recovering from a torn ACL suffered last January in the AFC Wild Card game, but received good word from the team doctors this week.

Scott opened the 2011 season for the Steelers at left tackle, but did not play well. The Steelers were forced to bring back Starks, who they had released prior to the start of training camp last year, for the week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans to help stabilize the left tackle spot. Scott at that point was relegated to the bench as a swing tackle.

The release of Scott now means the Steelers roster stands at 89 players.

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  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    Happy, happy, joy, joy! Best move of the off season.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Fabian/1618367197 Jason Fabian

    The Human Pylon is Gone!!

    Scott gone, Arians gone, Decastro and Adams drafted, Suggs done for the year; man what a wonderful off-season!

  • Delilah

    Maybe an announcement regarding a new contract for Mike Wallace is coming shortly…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7ANSUFA5J3WFAFRLZ7G5TZANA4 Kevin

    I agree with you except for the Suggs thing. I prefer to see Suggs play even though he is a hated Raven.

  • Ahmad

    YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSS! Next up, Wallace gets a contract!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XBK7SSKCWKZ7F6RTJCVHABVI4 Steve Duncan

    Best news of the entire offseason,

  • Ahmad

    Yes now wouldn’t that be lovely!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Scott looked like at the end of the 2010 season to be coming on…not sure what happened in 2011 but to say he was awful was being nice…I wish him good luck in the future and I thank him for at least trying.

  • http://www.facebook.com/davidputt Dave Putt

    It has been a good off season on paper. As a Steeler fan living in DC, the off-season is only the start: the Redskins ALWAYS have a good off-season but we know how that has gone…

  • Koleman Dudek

    Great news for sure! Now that Gay and Scott are both gone, who will be our next player to hate on??? Maybe Suisham???

  • Shannon Stephenson

    good call!

  • SteelerDave

    Sadly I think J-Scott was misused. He is a half decent RT but lacked the proper size and skill set to play LT despite having the brains to play the position. Had he not played in Buffalo before playing here he would have never been a Steeler. He was never worth the money we paid him. I am sure he will sign for some team who needs a back-up RT.

  • Chris92021

    I wish Jonathan Scott the best but he had to go. He was the worst offensive lineman ever to play in the Super Bowl and in my opinion, one of the five worst offensive linemen in the last 10 years.

  • http://pete1.myopenid.com/ Pete

    Best of luck to J Scott. Hope he catches on with another team. But I think Steeler Nation was relieved and joyous when Starks was re-signed and Scott released. I would’ve been ok with Scott as a backup RT at reduced wages.

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