Coach Doug Pederson compared Scott to Darren Sproles, Bo Wulf of The Athletic reports. "[Scott]'s a guy that can kind of fill a Darren Sproles (role)," Pederson said. "He's in that same body type and same quickness. We're working him in a couple of different situations as a runner, as a punt returner and just kind of getting a feel for him." Selected by New Orleans in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, Scott is listed at 5-foot-6, 203 pounds. He spent most of his rookie year on the Saints practice squad until the Eagles poached him in December. While the comparison makes sense in terms of size, Scott faces an uphill battle to earn the kind of role Sproles occupied the past few seasons. Fellow Eagles running backs Corey Clement (knee) and Wendell Smallwood have proven capable of handling passing downs, while Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders (hamstring) already appear locked into roster spots. Scott still warrants watching throughout the summer, particularly if Clement and Sanders struggle to get healthy.
Scott returned four kicks for 96 yards in two games with the Eagles in 2018. Scott spent the first three-plus months of the season on the Saints' practice squad before signing with the Eagles in early December. The 23-year-old was also active for both playoff games, playing three offensive snaps. Scott is under contract for next season and is likely to be fighting for a depth role come training camp.
Scott (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Rams, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Scott joined the team prior to Week 14 following Corey Clement's knee injury, but the rookie will have to wait at least another week to make his debut. The Eagles will roll with Josh Adams, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood at running back.
The Eagles will sign Scott off the Saints' practice squad Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Scott, a sixth-round rookie out of Louisiana Tech, will add some depth to the Philadelphia backfield in light of Corey Clement's knee injury. It's likely that most of Scott's initial opportunities with the Eagles will come on special teams, but there's a small chance he can squeeze in work with the offense as the season winds down.
Scott has signed with the Saints' practice squad Thursday after being waived by the team, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports. New Orleans' addition of Mike Gillislee made Scott an odd man out on the team's depth chart, and after Scott was not picked up by another organization, he'll join the team's practice squad. At 5-foot-6, 203-pounds Scott could conceivably earn a role on special teams in the future, and even contribute as a returner.
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|4||09/27||@Green Bay Packers||19||18.13|
|5||10/06||New York Jets||18||17.75|
|11||11/17||New England Patriots||8||16.00|
|14||12/10||New York Giants||23||19.88|
|17||12/29||@New York Giants||23||19.88|
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