Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that the Cleveland Browns wanted to sign veteran LB Bart Scott “badly” before he decided to join CBS Sports as an analyst a few days ago, but his toe is “still messed up.”
- Pelissero mentions that new Browns HC Mike Pettine wanted Scott because he had spent so much time in Rex Ryan’s defense over the years.
- Pelissero adds that the Chiefs made a “strong push” for Scott last year.
Scott, 33, sat out the entire 2013 season due to a toe injury he suffered back in 2012. He was able to play most of the 2012 with a torn toe ligament, but that led to even tears and ultimately surgery, according to Pelissero.
Scott said that he was planning to work out for a number of teams, but chose to call it a career and join CBS. He played 11 seasons in the league with the Ravens and Jets. Scott was voted to just one Pro Bowl in 2006.