Giants Release Scott, Add Offensive Lineman
Added by Alexa Alexandrou on October 3, 2013.
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Da’Rel Scott of the New York Giants made his first career start in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. Two days after this game, he was no longer apart of the team. The Giants on Tuesday stated that Scott has been released to create roster space for newly signed offensive lineman Dallas Reynolds.
This was a surprise to most because Scott led the backfield in snaps as the second-leading rusher and the primary passing-down back. But, the game against Kansas City was not all that pretty for Scott. He dropped a pass and badly missed a block.
Scott was in the 2011 NFL draft class and he was a seventh-round draft pick. Overall he had averaged just 3.0 yards on 27 carries over 19 games during the past three seasons, all as a back-up. Scott had been used as a fill in when the Giants were winning by a lot, or there was some sort of injury. At least before he was released, he did score a touchdown with the Giants.
Considering the Giants are 0-4, the coaching staff might want to consider looking into other players to bring in and add to the roster. I do feel that it is great that the Giants have veteran running back Brandon Jacobs back on the team. In past years he was the go-to guy for Eli Manning when the Giants were in the red zone. Let’s hope that the Giants pull through on Sunday against the Eagle, because it seems like this is a must win for this struggling group.