After visiting with the Minnesota Vikings in March, Scott also visited the Atlanta Falcons and was reportedly negotiating with them in late March.
At that point, Vikings coach Brad Childress said the Vikings were still in the running to obtain the services of the former Chicago Bear.
"I think we are, yeah. His agent is right down here, as a matter of fact," Childress told Scout.com's Adam Caplan at the NFL owners meetings in Arizona. "I think the agent, sometimes they get caught in the landscape of, ‘I can get you this much money.' When that pot of gold is not there, you can get this kind of holding period.
"It's got to be good for him and it's got to be good for us."
The Patriots have been atypically aggressive in free agency this offseason, signing top available linebacker Adalius Thomas and trading for former Vikings receiver Randy Moss in last weekend's draft.
Scott also has made trips to see the Denver Broncos, but they appear to be out of the running. He is also expected to visit with the Philadelphia Eagles today, according to Caplan.
A 6-foot-3, 302-pound defender, Scott has missed only five games in the last three years, and in that timeframe he has accumulated 66 tackles and two sacks. He started seven games for the Bears last year, 13 in 2005 and the final 13 of 2004.
With the Vikings, Scott would be expected to back up Pat Williams and Kevin Williams, both being named to the Pro Bowl following the 2006 season. Scott is known as a solid run defender and could be a good rotational interior lineman to allow more rest for the Williamses.
Asked about his role if Scott signed with the Vikings, Childress said: "Inside guy who arguably had his best years with (Vikings defensive line coach) Karl Dunbar in Chicago. You kind of cut out the unknowns from the standpoint of work ethic, skill and ability you see on tape."
Scott is the top ranked defensive player by scout.com remaining in free agency and the Chicago Bears still have interest in re-signing him, according to Caplan.
At a time when the Vikings are officially signing their undrafted rookie free agents, Farwell shows the importance of a few of those players who will likely make the team.