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Jake Scott content to wait for right offer

Titans' Bironas and Scott celebrate a touchdown against the Bills in Orchard Park Reuters

There have been plenty of vested veterans landing with teams around the league this week, but guard Jake Scott hasn’t been part of the fun.

Scott started every game for the last seven seasons, but he hasn’t found a team to call home for the 2012 season. Scott told Ross Tucker of Sports USA Media that he spent the first Sunday of the regular season in much the same way as the rest of the American public. He ate wings, checked up on his old teammates with the Titans and kept an eye on the Red Zone channel before settling in to watch Sunday Night Football. Tucker asked Scott if he felt like he was in the wrong place.

“Not really,” Scott said. “I’m not angry.  This is my decision.  It is a business and it is my decision not to be on a team right now.”

Scott’s answer suggests that he’s turned down offers for less money than he thinks he deserves after an extended run as a starting guard who graded out well for both the Titans and Colts. The Titans appeared to miss their old right guard on Sunday as Leroy Harris was benched during the contest because he couldn’t contend with the Patriots front line.

The Titans won’t be the only team to experience issues on the offensive line — they addressed theirs by signing Deuce Lutui — this season and it stands to reason that Scott will pop up on radars again as the season progresses. Whether he winds up playing again would seem to rely on the quality of the offer being higher than the quality of the wings.

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12 Responses to “Jake Scott content to wait for right offer”
  1. arizonapetdoctor says: Sep 12, 2012 11:13 AM

    Why wouldnt the cardinals make an offer in an attempt to shore their line up. May be useful to have an experienced player help their younger linemen. That being said, the point of the article is that he is being selective, which very well may eliminate az from being considered

  2. stevincinci says: Sep 12, 2012 11:13 AM

    Bengals could use him. I don’t think Clint Boling is the answer at left guard after losing Travelle Wharton for the season.

  3. canjura says: Sep 12, 2012 11:28 AM

    Rams ALWAYS need help on the O-Line (as proven by already losing two starters), maybe he can re-sign with his old coach.

  4. jasons81 says: Sep 12, 2012 11:33 AM

    I love it how articles like this come up about mediocre FA players and fans of crappy teams start saying “we should sign him to help our line” and other nonsense. The reality is most of these guys are no better than who you already have.

    That said Jake Scott had some great years but he’s really slipped the last 2-3 years. If he could ever get back to his prior level of play he might be a decent pickup.

  5. chrishighlevel says: Sep 12, 2012 11:38 AM

    I wondered the same thing about the Rams. Maybe he didn’t get along with Fisher or he thinks he’s done?

  6. eventhorizon04 says: Sep 12, 2012 11:38 AM

    Jake Scott was the #9 ranked guard last year in the NFL according to the website ProFootball Focus.

    I’m guessing that since he’s 31 years old, he probably would want a multi-year deal that takes him to retirement since contracts are harder to come by as a player approaches age 35. He’d rather wait until a team suffers a serious injury at guard and is forced to sign him at his preferred terms in desperation than take a short term deal.

  7. p31squared says: Sep 12, 2012 11:48 AM

    Wouldn’t mind see him finishing his career in Indy. The O-line is currently a turnstile, especially at the guard positions, and is going to get the young QB killed.

  8. titansrock84 says: Sep 12, 2012 11:50 AM

    Harris wasn’t benched. His knee, that he had surgery on in the off season, was giving him problems.

  9. essentialsausage says: Sep 12, 2012 11:56 AM

    The Lions should get this guy to replace Peterman.

  10. therillest says: Sep 12, 2012 1:14 PM

    Gene Smith (Jaguars GM) needs to be on the phone with his agent like yesterday!

  11. tennesseetitan78 says: Sep 12, 2012 2:35 PM

    He was better over Leroy Harris for the Titans, and I wish we still had him, but I think it came down to $$, as the titans didn’t want to pay what he wanted.

  12. lcaudilljr says: Sep 12, 2012 5:16 PM

    Mr Irsay/Mr Grigson…. PAY THE MAN!!

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