Pittsburgh Steelers Release Offensive Tackle Jonathan Scott

The Pittsburgh Steelers are releasing offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, ending his two-year tenure with the team. Scott has started a total of 28 games in his NFL career and had to start five games due to injuries along the Steelers offensive line in 2011.

The team recently re-signed offensive tackle Max Starks, who is recovering from a serious knee injury. That made one of the Steelers' offensive lineman expendable, and Scott was the odd man out. He wasn't projected to fight for a starting job and the Steelers will save $2.2 million on their strained salary cap by making the cut.

Scott's release frees up some room for the Steelers to do a deal Mike Wallace, who is still unsigned. The two sides are negotiating and hoping to come to an agreement on a long-term deal before training camp.

Although he's not going to start for anyone in Week 1 this season barring a ridiculous run of injuries for one team, Scott still proved that he was a serviceable tackle last season, and should get a chance to stick with a new team.

For more on the Steelers, head over to Behind The Steel Curtain.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.