The Baltimore Ravens are constantly talking about bringing depth to positions and a position currently needing depth is MLB. There is one player in particular who has had experience in the John Harbaugh era and could add more depth and experience to the LB corps. If they can deal with his mouth, then veteran Bart Scott would be a solid fit back in Baltimore.
Scott played for Baltimore from 2002-2008. He spent one year under Harbaugh before following Rex Ryan to the New York Jets. Baltimore fans still remember the earth-shaking sack against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ben Roethlisberger that put his name on the scene. Scott’s last year in Baltimore was stellar, as he notched 83 combined tackles (second to only Lewis), 12 sacks, five pass deflections and forced two fumbles. Baltimore could use him to line up beside Daryl Smith and really solidify the MLB position.
It’s not like 33 is old for a MLB. Ray Lewis played at a high level until he turned 36. That would mean a healthy, committed Scott would have at least two and a half more years left of good mileage. I say healthy because the Cleveland Browns recently gave him a look and said he may have a possible torn toe ligament. This injury is what sidelined him in 2013. Scott has been doing just fine as he has been working for CBS Sports since August of 2013.
Scott was last seen in Baltimore doing the Brigance Brigade 5k run and had this to say according to Baltimoreravens.com:
“It is always nice to be home. Baltimore is always a place I considered to be home. It’s the place that I was made and really help sculpt the type of man I am today.”
Should Baltimore sign Scott and keep his attitude in check, they will have made a smart, cheap transaction that bolsters the defense. Look for the front office to check in on the “MadBacker” and his injury status as the Ravens are in need of another veteran.