Scott, 27, has played both weak-side linebacker and defensive end. He appeared to have a bright future after racking up 12 sacks during his first two NFL seasons, but Scott has been quiet ever since. A torn left ACL, suffered in November of 2010, may have had something to do with it.
Scott should be available for a minimum-salary deal. If so, he could be a low-risk, high-upside addition for the Pats.