NFC South: Ian Scott

Panthers release injured DT Scott

August, 20, 2008
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

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The Carolina Panthers thought they might be able to revive the career of defensive tackle Ian Scott when they signed him in the offseason. It didn't work out that way.

The Panthers released Scott with an injury settlement Wednesday. A knee injury had kept him out of most of the preseason. Scott hasn't played in an NFL game since 2006 when he was with Chicago.

The move shouldn't have much of an impact on Carolina's defensive line because Scott was expected to be the fourth tackle, at best. His injury has given Gary Gibson lots of snaps and the Panthers like what they've seen. Gibson likely will end up as the fourth end behind Damione Lewis, Ma'ake Kemoeatu and Darwin Walker.

Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

  • The Saints and first-round pick Sedrick Ellis are trying to make up for lost time after the defensive tackle finally signed his contract. Defensive line coach Ed Orgeron made sure Ellis got a lot of work on his first day of practice.
  • It doesn't appear as if the knee injury suffered by defensive tackle Ian Scott is too severe. It appears to be a knee sprain and it likely will cost Scott several weeks of practice, but he should be fine for the start of the regular season.
  • The Bucs didn't use a second-round pick on Dexter Jackson to be only a return man. Jackson may start off primarily on special teams, but the Bucs are hoping he can develop as a receiver in a way similar to how Carolina's Steve Smith emerged as one of the best in the game.
  • As they've said all along, the Falcons are in no rush to make a decision on a starting quarterback. They want to see rookie Matt Ryan in a couple of preseason games before anything is settled.

Carolina's D-line takes a hit

July, 30, 2008
7/30/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

 

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The Panthers could be looking for depth at defensive tackle after Ian Scott suffered what appeared to be a serious knee injury Wednesday morning.

Scott, who sat out the 2007 season, had been counted on to join Darwin Walker as the top backups behind Damione Lewis and Maake Kemoeatu. Lewis, Kemoeatu and Walker all sat out this morning's practice with minor injuries and there's not much experience behind them. They're expected to return soon. There's no definite word on the severity of Scott's injuries, but he's going through medical tests right now.

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