Bengals sign QB Matt Scott to two-year deal

May, 20, 2014
May 20
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CINCINNATI -- At least one Bengals quarterback is under contract through the 2015 season.

When Cincinnati claimed backup Matt Scott off waivers Friday, they signed him to a two-year deal, making him the only quarterback on the roster with a contract that is scheduled to last beyond 2014. Starter Andy Dalton and No. 2 quarterback Jason Campbell are currently inked to deals that expire after this season. Recently drafted backup AJ McCarron hasn't signed a contract yet with the club.

Dalton's representatives are in talks with the Bengals to extend his rookie deal. If he doesn't receive that extension this offseason, Dalton could end up playing the year in contract limbo.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, Scott will make $420,000 for the 2014 season and $510,000 in 2015. Those figures equate to his base salary. He has no bonuses coming. None of his money is guaranteed. If he gets cut this season, he'll provide the Bengals a cap savings of $420,000. If he gets cut next year, he could provide a $510,000 cap savings.

With Dalton, Campbell and McCarron ahead of him, Scott likely is headed to the practice squad if he isn't cut by the end of training camp. At the very least, he was signed to give the Bengals another arm during voluntary offseason workouts and training camp.

Scott was added to Cincinnati's roster after clearing waivers following a release from Jacksonville. He was on the Jaguars' practice squad last year.

Coley Harvey

ESPN Cincinnati Bengals reporter

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