The shuffling has started after the initial preseason games this past week and teams are letting go of players and replacing them with what they hope will be a hidden talent. Former New Orleans Saints player Laron Scott is hoping for that chance.
Scott is an undrafted free agent from Georgia Southern who played as a cornerback and kick returner. He was signed by the Saints after the draft and debuted at the Hall of Fame Game against the Arizona Cardinals.
He had a miscue on his first return when he didn’t judge the angle of the ball correctly and it sailed over his head resulting in the Cardinals downing the ball at the one yard line, giving the team horrible field position.
Scott redeemed himself though on another return where he juked and spun his way for 67 yards. His other returns were either average or he wasn’t able to return the ball at all, being leveled after fielding one in particular. The Saints didn’t wait long and he was released after the game.
Yesterday afternoon Scott sent this message on Twitter:
God is good. So ya boy is now a New York Giant
It’s unknown how the Giants will use Scott with their packed roster, but like with the Saints he’ll probably be mainly used as a return man on kickoffs.