The Buffalo Bills resigned Safety Bryan Scott, today.
Scott can play both of the safety spots, free and strong.
Scott plays much better on the strong side. Scott filled in a bit for free safety Ko Simpson last season when he got injured. Donte Whitner is the definite starter at strong safety this upcoming season, but Ko Simpson might start to be a little bit cautious.
After losing Simpson last season for 15 games to a broken left ankle, Simpson might start to worry. The Bills need to depend on a guy who can stay healthy for most of the season.
Some career highlight of Scott are that he was drafted in the 2003 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round and pick number 55 overall. He played his college ball at Penn State. He played with the Falcons from 2003-2005. And he played one season with the Saints in 2006 and the Titans in 2007. Early in the 2007 season Scott was released by the Titans and the Bills picked him up last season.
Notable achievements by Scott are he was a three sport standout at Central Bucks East High School in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He was a consensus first team All-American and was named the Associated Press Pennsylvania Big School Player of the Year and the USA Today Pennsylvania Player of the Year his senior year. He rushed for more than 3,000 career yards and 53 tackles with three interceptions as a senior defensive back.
In basketball he averaged nearly 20 points per game in as a senior and he was a Pennsylvania state prep champion in the 100 and 200 meter dashes.
In 2003 while he was with Penn State he played in the Senior Bowl.
Scott will gives the Bills veteran leadership and depth at the Safety position. Scott is listed at 6-1 and weighs 219 pounds. Since the Bills didn't sign Marlon McCree, they needed to sign Scott to add depth to the safety position. Scott knows the system pretty well, after all he played here last season.
Overall the addition of Scott will improve the safety position for the Bills, and will be a complementary backup if either Whitner or Simpson do go down next season. The Bills really did their homework here by resigning Scott.