Eagles Sign Veteran Lineman Jake Scott
The Philadelphia Eagles today announced they have signed veteran offensive lineman Jake Scott to a one-year contract. To make room on the 53-man roster, the Eagles released G Julian Vandervelde.
Scott had plenty of interest from teams on the open market in the offseason but was reportedly not willing to accept the veteran’s minimum.
“I’m not angry,” said Scott back on September 21. “This is my decision. It is a business and it is my decision not to be on a team right now.” Scott started 121 consecutive games through 2011 and graded out as a top-10 guard by Pro Football Focus last season.
Funny, here is a tweet I sent out October 25th:
— 97.3 ESPN FM (@973espn) October 25, 2012
The 31-year-old Scott has started 121 career regular season games and nine postseason contests with the Indianapolis Colts (2004-07) and Tennessee Titans (2008-11) during his career. He started all 16 games in each of the last seven years. He has the ability to play both guard positions and even started three games at right tackle during his career. While with the Colts, Scott (6-5, 292) lined up for Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd and helped the club earn a Super Bowl championship in 2006. He signed with Tennessee as an unrestricted free agent on March 10, 2008.
A native of Lewiston, Idaho, Scott was a 5th round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2004. A former walk-on at Idaho, Scott ended up starting 45 games during his collegiate career and earned a degree in civil engineering.