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Philadelphia Eagles work out Trevor Scott

New England Patriots backup defensive end Trevor Scott is a quality pass rusher to have in the rotation, because he brings a veteran presence and an unselfish attitude to the table. More importantly, Scott is a productive pass rusher in a situational role and showed it when called upon last season. The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly worked out Trevor Scott in the hopes of finding more players to add to their defense and to build depth on the defensive line.

I’m not sure how Scott would fit into the Eagles 3-4 defense, because his run defense isn’t good enough to warrant him playing as a 3-4 DE. Is he fast and athletic enough to be a 3-4 OLB? I certainly think so, because he actually shut down Anthony Fasano in coverage when they played the Miami Dolphins, and he has a 6’5″, 256 pound frame that looks like it could translate there.

Scott won’t receive significant playing time for the Eagles, but he is as dependable as they come off the bench and does what he is asked. Scott brings leadership qualities to the table and experience, and he stepped up well when Jermaine Cunningham was suspended and Chandler Jones went down with an ankle injury last season. The Patriots won’t be re-signing Scott due to their depth at DE, but he certainly has a place on another team.

We’ll see if the Eagles like him enough in the 3-4 scheme to take him, and I would expect him to play at OLB. However, the Eagles only brought in Scott for a physical and did not offer him a contract, per Adam Caplan. I think Scott would make sense for the Eagles, and he would be a perfect fit for them if they decide to play out of the 4-3. These days, the base set is used less than it used to be.

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