Bills Re-Sign Safety

Five-year vet started final two games last season and was a top backup at safety for Buffalo

The Buffalo Bills re-signed reserve safety Bryan Scott Tuesday. Last season, Scott was a on-call fill-in at both safety spots.

Through most of the season, Scott primarily played on special teams but started at free safety against the N.Y. Giants in Week 16 and at strong safety against Philadelphia in Week 17. In the Bills' 17-9 loss to the Eagles in the finale, Scott tied for a team-high with seven tackles.

Scott was occasionally used as a third safety on the field, where his 6-1, 219 lb. frame was key in run support. On one such play in the scheme, he stuffed Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew for a loss on 3rd and 1. Scott's best season as a pro came in 2004 with Atlanta when he had 97 tackles (88 solo), five pass breakups, 2.5 sacks and one interception.

He initially signed with Buffalo in September last season when starter Ko Simpson was lost for the season. On the year Scott finished with 29 tackles and one forced fumble. With an entire offseason and training camp in Buffalo's system, he may be called upon more often next season. Buffalo's current group of safeties includes Simpson, Donte Whitner, George Wilson, John Wendling and Jon Corto.


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