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.
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.