The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced the signing of defensive end Trevor Scott, formerly an Oakland Raider and New England Patriot. The 6'5", 256 lbs pass rusher entered the league as a sixth-round pick out of Buffalo in 2008 for the Oakland Raiders.
Scott has collected 16.5 sacks in five years in the NFL, mainly as a situational pass rusher. He notched 7 sacks at outside linebacker in 2009 for the Oakland Raiders, but managed just three sacks the past two years with the Raiders and Patriots.
Scott joins a defensive end group with a lot of physical talent but very little production. The Bucs have been disappointed with Da'Quan Bowers' development so far, although the third-year defensive end earned some praise from Greg Schiano yesterday.
Scott is likely to compete for a roster spot with Steven Means, William Gholston and Aaron Morgan, who have yet to make an impact this preseason. The Bucs could carry as many as six defensive ends, with Bowers, Adrian Clayborn and Daniel Te'o-Nesheim almost guaranteed a roster spot.