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Steelers release Jonathan Scott

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With Max Starks heading back to Pittsburgh, the Steelers needed to open some space on the roster.

They did that on Thursday afternoon by announcing the release of tackle Jonathan Scott. Scott spent the last two years with the Steelers, starting 14 times in place of injured players ahead of him on the depth chart. Before Starks returned to the team, Scott was penciled into a backup tackle role behind Marcus Gilbert and rookie Mike Adams, but Starks’ arrival meant that Scott’s services were no longer needed in that role.

Scott was set to make $2.2 million this season, so his release could also potentially give the Steelers more money to put toward a new contract for wide receiver Mike Wallace. The team is reportedly still optimistic about getting such a deal done before the start of training camp, so a little more money might add to that optimism.

Scott was a fifth-round pick of the Lions in 2006. He spent two years in Detroit  and two years in Buffalo before making his way to the Steelers.

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8 Responses to “Steelers release Jonathan Scott”
  1. infinitig says: Jul 19, 2012 7:14 PM

    I’m sure that extra 2.2 million will be enough to get the attention of Mike Wallace.

  2. kbellrocks says: Jul 19, 2012 9:46 PM

    Thank goodness….no more a$$ blocks when he tried to block d linemen who had beaten him with his a$$!!!

  3. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jul 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    pic looks like he’s fresh off another missed block

  4. george3246 says: Jul 19, 2012 11:10 PM

    It’s a wish come true that Max made it back.

    J. Scott played like a 300 lb swinging gate to Big Ben’s detriment, so this represents a huge improvement for our O-line.

    If it helps get MW signed for another 3 or 4 yrs, better yet. You can also bet that Big Ben will be celebrating this news.

    Now, get DeCastro signed and into camp.

  5. heeb265 says: Jul 20, 2012 9:04 AM

    Adding Starks brought them to the roster limit of 90. They did not need to cut anyone because they were not over the limit. They cut Scott purely to save on salary. If he would have went to camp and become injured, they would have been on the hook for 2.7 mil. Now they have plenty of space to sign Wallace.

  6. mendenhallfumblemachine says: Jul 20, 2012 9:55 AM

    Yeah Scott was terrible. Great couple days reupping with Starks and cutting ties with this Scott. Next Wallace, hopefully that can get taken care of too.

  7. pizzon says: Jul 20, 2012 9:11 PM

    I cant believe the Steelers were paying this clown 2.2 million a yr he was terrible.

  8. pabandit says: Jul 21, 2012 1:01 PM

    Long overdue!

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