Despite drafting Jamie Collins and Michael Buchanan, it seems like the New England Patriots are indeed interested in bringing back veteran pass rusher Trevor Scott. According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, the Patriots brought in Scott for a visit last week, and it is interesting to see the Pats actually bring in Scott for a visit. While this is helpful to us since it shows that they still have interest in re-signing the defensive end, but it also becomes time to wonder how this move helps the Patriots. They should already be familiar with what Scott brings to the table, so I am guessing they were either trying to get a physical or wanted to talk to him about how he would fit into the team and his feelings about a certain role with the Patriots. That’s just my guess.
The Patriots aren’t the only team interested in signing Trevor Scott, though, because the Philadelphia Eagles also brought in Scott for a free agent visit last week. The Eagles run a 3-4 as their base defense, but Scott is athletic enough to fit as a 3-4 OLB. He may be poor against the run, but Scott does a good job of getting consistent pressure on the quarterback and was even able to shut down Anthony Fasano last year when matched up in coverage against him.
Roster spots are tough to come by for the Patriots, and this is especially true for the Pats at defensive end. Things look downright crowded there, and the belief among fans is that Scott is a backup plan to John Abraham. I can see that line of thought since the Pats worked out Scott, and I think they like Scott. I mean, they do have plenty of bodies at DE, but Scott is more consistent than some of those guys and brings veteran leadership and a good motor to the table as well.
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