Trevor Scott visits Eagles

AP

The Eagles are moving to a 3-4 defense and they visited with a player Thursday who could be an option at outside linebacker if he winds up signing in Philadelphia.

Former Patriot Trevor Scott met with the team and, per Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com, took a physical before leaving without a contract. The Eagles have signed Connor Barwin at the position this offseason and are moving players like Trent Cole and Brandon Graham from defensive end.

Scott would be making a similar move after playing defensive end for the Patriots last year. Scott had three sacks for the Patriots while playing on a little more than 20 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and also played a role on New England’s special teams units. Scott played four years in Oakland before heading to New England, picking up 13.5 sacks for the Raiders.

With Cole, Graham, Barwin and others already in the fold, it’s unclear whether the Eagles are looking for more help now or are just checking out Scott in the event they decide they need help down the line. Since he left without a contract, the best guess is that they’ll see what they have on hand before looking for more help elsewhere.

7 responses to “Trevor Scott visits Eagles

  1. Trevor Scott’s an interesting guy. He went to a small school (Buffalo) but killed it on his pro day (6’5″ 256, 4.54, 32 reps). Also originally played TE at Buffalo so he should have nice ball skills, although I’m sure OAK and NE didn’t give him much oppurtunity in pass defense. I’ll happily take him here. Reminds me a bit of Connor Barwin (6’4″ 256, 4.47-4.59, 23 reps) who also played some TE at Cincinnati.

  2. I still think moving to a 3-4 is a mistake but if Kelly is intent on it than signing as many players with 3-4 experience as possible makes sense.

  3. Trevor Scott had a very promising career, until his knee injury in 2010.

    The poor guy hasn’t been the same since.

  4. The 1st comment is partly inaccurate. Scott was a pass rush specialist when he was a Raider. He didn’t get many sacks as the stats show, and was somewhat small at 250 lb to defend the run.

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