FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots re-signed exclusive rights free agent safety Guss Scott today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Scott, 23, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round (95th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft after earning all-conference honors as a senior at Florida. The 5-foot-10-inch, 205-pound defender sustained a knee injury during the preseason his rookie year and was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 30, 2004. He appeared in the first five games of the 2005 season for the Patriots, his last two as a starter, before suffering an injury that sidelined him for the remainder of the 2005 season. In his final appearance, he started at safety in Atlanta and finished the game tied with a team-leading seven solo tackles, including a drive stopping hit on Alge Crumpler on a third-and-two play in the third quarter of a Patriots 31-28 victory. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 19, 2005 after totaling 19 tackles, including 16 solos, and five special teams stops in five games.