The Bills held onto safety Jairus Byrd via the franchise tag and now they’ve also retained another defensive player through more traditional means.
Linebacker Bryan Scott tweeted out a picture of the top of a contract with the Bills to announce that he’s decided to remain with the team for a seventh season. Scott then tweeted that he was “dedicated to make the city of Buffalo proud and give them something great to cheer for.” The Bills have not confirmed that Scott will be returning to the team.
Scott started his NFL career as a safety and was a second-round pick of the Falcons in 2003. He started for Atlanta in the 2004 NFC Championship Game, but eventually moved to outside linebacker after moving to Buffalo.
He hasn’t lost his ability to provide solid pass coverage. Scott has intercepted six passes in the last two years, returning two for touchdowns, as he played in all 32 games for the Bills. He wasn’t a starter in either season and doesn’t figure to be one in 2013, but he should once again play a heavy role in sub packages as a linebacker who can help in passing situations.