"(Chad's) injury was one that required surgery within 10 days," Cowher said of the decision to end Scott's season with four games remaining on the schedule.
He also added that he feels Washington, "gives us the best opportunity to win," the rest of the way.
Washington had been replaced due to ineffective play a few weeks ago by veteran Deshea Townsend, with rookie Ike Taylor moving up to the third cornerback spot. So why did Cowher replace Scott with Washington and not Taylor?
"Our plans are to win football games, we're not going to sacrifice that in the name of getting guys experience," Cowher said.
To replace Scott on the active roster, the Steelers activated safety
Russell Stuvaints from their practice squad. Cowher said they
will look to replace Stuvaints on the practice squad with another
In other news Tuesday, Cowher said offensive tackle Marvel Smith will miss Sunday's game against Oakland, while quarterback Tommy Maddox is listed as "questionable" to play with the knee injury he suffered at the end of the first half against Cincinnati.