It was announced officially this morning that Linebacker Bryan Scott signed a new one year contract to stay with the Buffalo Bills. Scott played linebacker under defensive coordinators Perry Fewell and Dave Wannstedt, however under the newest defensive coordinator Mike Pettine Jr., Scott should revert to his natural position of strong safety.
The 6′ 1″ 220 lb. Scott is welcomed back as a member of the Bills as he represents veteran leadership to the team. Since the Bills cut the majority of their veteran parts, including George Wilson and Nick Barnett. In addition to the cuts, defensive end Chris Kelsay announced his retirement from the league earlier in this off-season.
While Scott isn’t the biggest or hardest hitting strong safety in the NFL, however he is one of the smarter safeties and seemingly is at the right place at the right time either for an interception. In 2012, Scott was also the only Bills defender to score in a game, and this was in week 17 of course. Besides the pick-six on Mark Sanchez, Scott also had two fumble recoveries last year as well.
With George Wilson out of the picture as well, the 10-year veteran Scott could have his opportunity to start, as he will have an open competition with Da’Norris Searcy at the strong safety position. That should be an excellent battle between an old lion and a younger hungry lion who both excel at different things.