Scott the Only Free Agent That’s Been Contacted


The Steelers have 15 players who could become unrestricted free agents under the old CBA which will expire on March 3rd. As of now, the biggest names on the list for the black and gold include linebacker LaMarr Woodley, cornerback Ike Taylor and offensive tackle Willie Colon.

One of the lesser free agents, but a guy that has actually started some “brief talks” for a new contract is offensive tackle Jonathan Scott. The Post-Gazette reports that Scott’s agent, Jordan Woy, has confirmed the two sides have spoken, but have not talked price for the tackle.

Scott played a big part in the Steelers success in the 2010 season, as he started the final 11 games, including all three in the postseason. Scott played at left tackle for injured Max Starks. He signed a one-year contract in 2010 as a free agent from Buffalo.

At the end of the day, Scott may not be a big name free agent, but he’s exactly the type of guy that the Steelers sign, and is successful in the teams system.

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4 Comments on "Scott the Only Free Agent That’s Been Contacted"

  1. Too bad Scott was unsuccessful in the Steelers’ system. Suggs abused him and the offense couldn’t run left all year long. Scott’s protection is very questionable at best and all this adds up for him not to be retained.

  2. HE WILL DEFINITELY BE RETAINED. THE ROONEYS ARE STARTING THERE BECAUSE IT IS A GREAT AREA OF NEED AND HE IS AMONG A GROUP OF PLAYERS THAT WILL BASICALLY BE CHEAP COMPARED TO OUR TOP FREE AGENTS. NO OWNER WANTS TO SIGN PLAYERS WITH LARGE CONTRACTS AND NO CBA. WHEN CBA IS DONE THEY WILL SIGN THE IKE TAYLERS AND WILLIE COLONS ETC…. OF COURSE LAMAR WODLEY WILL HAVE ALREADY BEEN FRANCHISED

  3. I agree with you that the Steelers will start small with their resigning of players due to the cba, although the FO shouldnt just resign players because their cheap and know the system. With the cba or not, players have to be held accountable for a poor performance and Scott’s performance this year doesnt warrant him a new contract in my opinion. I understand he is a back up, but as a back up you might be called into play and it would be nice to know that the o-line has depth with capable back up role players.

  4. This one is a tough call. J. Scott did not distinguish himself at Left Tackle when he got the chance to start, but he is a useful backup. This is largely a financial call. We’re not going to find a better backup OT in free agency for the money. Yet, like George H., I hate to keep a guy on the roster who is not likely to develop into a starter. This may be a one year stop-gap signing to allow us to draft a quality OT who can grow into the role.

    However we justify resigning Scott, we should release Hills. I can’t see keeping them both. The position needs a significant upgrade. We also don’t know what Chris Scott offers or the team’s plan for Essex. All those decisions must be considered in the mix.

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