Bucs Sign Pass-Rush Help In Trevor ScottAugust 20th, 2013
One could speculate on a conversation between Greg Schiano and Bill Belicheat when the Pats and Bucs spent three days together last week
Schiano: Bill, whaddya think of Da’Quan Bowers and what he can do this year?
Schiano: No. 91 at left end.
Belicheat: Trevor Scott is still out there.
Of course, that’s pure guesswork by Joe, but Scott is now a Buccaneer, per the Bucs’ media relations team.
Scott (6-5, 260) comes to the Buccaneers after playing for the New England Patriots last season, where he recorded 14 tackles and 3.0 sacks. Scott spent the first four years of his career with the Oakland Raiders. The five-year veteran has played in 72 games, with 18 starts, totaling 111 tackles, 16.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.
A native of Potsdam, New York, Scott played collegiately at the University at Buffalo. He entered the NFL as a sixth round selection (169th overall) of the Oakland Raiders in 2008.
Interestingly, Scott is out of Buffalo, the same school where rookie DE Steven Means played college ball.
A veteran like Scott getting signed this late in the game usually means a team is looking for help and not just filling space on a roster. The situation bears close monitoring. Here’s a link to a short feature on Scott following his two-sack game against the Dolphins in December.