Not too long ago, the Redskins decided they didnt need Darrion Scott any more. Today, they announced that they had re-signed him rather than let him become a free agent on March 13.
The team cut Scott on Nov. 8 of last year after they signed defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer. A week later, however, he was back as Kedric Golston landed on injured reserved with a knee injury.
Golstons injury not only gave Scott a roster spot, it also gave him a chance to get on the field. After being inactive for the first eight games of the season and not with the team for the ninth, he played in all seven games to close out the year.
He averaged about 15 snaps per game and acquitted himself fairly well. Scott wound up with 11 tackles and a few quarterback pressures.
The details of Scotts contract are not yet known but he probably is not making much more than the league minimum with little or no guaranteed money. That means all he is promised is a shot to try to earn a roster spot.
The Redskins probably will keep six or seven defensive linemen. Right now, they have Stephen Bowen, Barry Cofield, Jarvis Jenkins, and Chris Neild assured of jobs. Golston and Adam Carriker are free agents and the status of both is up in the air. Balmer and Doug Worthington are signed and will be in the mix for the roster spot that Scott will try to earn. The Redskins could add more competitors for jobs in the free agency and in the draft.
But Scott will get a shot and that is about all that a player who will be 31 before the season is halfway over and has played in all of 13 games in the past five years can ask for.