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Bears Released Former Steelers T Jonathan Scott Late Tuesday Evening


According to the official website of the Chicago Bears, the team released former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Jonathan Scott late Tuesday evening.

Now, before any of you get too excited about Scott possibly returning to Pittsburgh for a second tour of duty, you should know that he has recently had issues with one of his knee and just recently returned to practice. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Scott had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in the middle of August and wasn't likely to play Sunday in the Bears season opener.

Briggs speculates that the Bears decision to release Scott, a vested veteran, prior to the start of the season could be because the team doesn't want to guarantee his contract for the entire season. He also thinks the Bears might be planning to bring Scott back in a week or two when his knee is fully healthy.

Scott, who was with the Steelers during the 2010 and 2011 season, is now 30 years-old and his knee problem is certainly concerning. The Steelers could certainly use an upgrade over tackle/guard Guy Whimper, but I'm not sure Scott would be considered one at this stage of his career.

In addition to his bad knee, the Steelers would also have to fully guarantee the contract of Scott if he were to be signed and be on the roster for season opener. Those two reasons alone make it easy to speculate that the ass blocker will not be returning to Pittsburgh this week.

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  • Shea Fahr

    HA!! Ass Blocker..too funny.

  • TJimmy

    You know it is rough when there are people hoping to sign Scott back on the team.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    This transaction cuts down number of former Steelers on other rosters or practice squads to 22 on 15 different NFL teams by my count:

    1. Bills – Frank Summers FB

    2. Bills – Kraig Urbik G

    3. Bills – Doug Legursky G

    4. Bills – Corbin Bryant DT

    5. Dolphins – Mike Wallace WR

    6. Jets – Santonio Holmes WR

    7. Jets – Willie Colon G

    8. Ravens – A.Q. Shipley C

    9. Bengals – James Harrison OLB

    10. Browns – Brian Hoyer QB

    11. Broncos – Adrian Robinson LB (1 Sep)

    12. Chargers – Toney Clemons WR (2 Sep practice squad)

    13. Raiders – Marshall McFadden LB (2 sep practice squad)

    14. Titans – Nate Washington WR

    15. Titans – Patrick Bailey OLB

    16. Cowboys – Will Allen S

    17. Giants – Ryan Mundy S

    18. Bears – Jerrod Johnson QB (1 sep practice squad)

    19. Packers – John Kuhn RB/FB

    20. Panthers – Chris Scott T

    21. Cardinals – Rashard Mendenhall RB

    22. Cardinals – Alameda Ta’amu NT (signed 1 sep)

    Former Steelers who appeared on opponents rosters 2013 season
    but were released or injured.

    1. Bears – Jonathan Scott T (released 3 Sep)

    any former Steelers missing from this list?

  • steeltown

    I think you are missing Max Starks, Dennis Dixon and Crezdon Butler ALL of which also released by their respective Teams this past week

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Thanks, I compiled list after their release will see if any are picked up and add them back.

  • dgh57

    Wasn’t Leonard Pope released by the Bears?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Yes, 25 August. He did not make the 53 man roster.

  • Bob Codding

    About Green bay main rb who injure that play for the Steelers in 1 game

  • walter mason

    the end of a legend…..

  • JohnnyV1

    I don’t know who is worse, Jonathan Scott or Guy Whimper? I have them even on the “they suck” meter. :)

  • dgh57

    I guess, it could be worse, we had Batiste on our roster so at least we had enough sense to get rid of him!

  • JPDQ

    I can hear Tomlin now:

    “We brought Jonathan back because we have a known commodity and a veteran presence in this young man. He’s shown us what he can do over the years, and we acknowledge the challenges that the National Football League presents in terms of injuries and things of that nature. We like that he’s familiar with our system and can step in and contribute when called upon. We’ll continue to monitor his situation as it relates to our goals and the men in our locker room.”

  • Mike Sweeney

    NOOOOOOOOOOO Scott please

  • sean mcmartin

    HAHAHA Exactly,,his rhetoric is nauseating. tries to polish every turd.

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