Bart Scott has elbow surgery

AP

Jets linebacker Bart Scott apparently will have a slightly harder time shooting a middle finger to the media, with at least one of his arms.

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Scott has had offseason elbow surgery.  The procedure cleaned out bone chips.

Scott reportedly will be ready for the launch of the offseason program in April.  But the deeper question is whether Scott will be participating in the Jets’ offseason program, or someone else’s.  Rod Boone of Newsday reported on the final day of the 2011 regular season that the Jets won’t retain Scott in 2012, due in large part to a $5.6 million base salary.