Original story 25/11/2021: Patriots sign defensive tackle Niles Scott to fill one of their open training spots
The NFL transaction management has confirmed a report from earlier Thursday. The New England Patriots have rightly signed on for the defensive tackle Niles Scott for their training team.
With the move, two places remain open on the team’s development list.
Original story 25/11/2021: Patriots reportedly sign defensive tackle Niles Scott to fill one of their open training pitches
The New England Patriots went into Thanksgiving with three open spots on their 16-player training team. One of them was occupied by the team on Thursday: as first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss, The Patriots have signed a free agent-defensive tackle Niles Scott.
Scott, 26, originally joined the NFL in 2018 as an exhausted free agent from Frostburg State. The 6-foot-1, 320-pound began his career with the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos, but did not see his first fight action until joining the Cincinnati Bengals later in his rookie campaign.
Scott appeared in six games as a Bengal, where he played 46 snaps as a reserve opportunity in defense and another in kicking. He recorded four tackles.
After missing out on the 2019 season on injured reserve, Scott had a brief stint with the Buffalo Bills. He later joined the Las Vegas Raiders and most recently the Tennessee Titans: he spent three weeks on the team’s training team earlier this month.
Even with Scott now added, the Patriots still have two open spots on their training team. They may decide to use one of them on kicker Ryan Santoso, who was in town for a workout earlier in the week.
The Patriots will host Scott’s former team, the Titans, on Sunday. Kickoff is set for at. 13.00 ET.