FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots were awarded their claim on cornerback Tony Scott (on July 5) after he was waived by the New York Jets.
Scott, 25, was originally drafted by the Jets in the sixth round (179th pick overall) of the 2000 NFL draft out of North Carolina State. The 5-foot-10-inch, 193-pound cornerback is entering his third season. In 2000, he played in all 16 games for the Jets as a rookie and recorded his first career interception against Miami. In 2001, he appeared in nine games for New York, playing mostly on special teams.