The Philadelphia Eagles are set to sign cornerback Josiah Scott from the pratice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to agency JL Sports.
Scott has been on the practice squad injured list since Sept. 14 with an undisclosed ailment. It’s not clear if the Eagles are signing Scott directly from the practice squad or if he is being released by the Steelers. If he is being signed directly from the practice squad, he will have to stay on the Eagels’ 53-man roster for at least four weeks.
Scott, 24, was waived by the Eagles in the final cuts in August and the Steelers signed him to their practice squad on Aug. 31.
A 5-foot-9, 185-pound defensive back, Scott was a fourth-round pick out of Michigan State by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020. He played in six games with the Jags as a rookie, but the following May was traded to the Eagles for Jameson Houston.
With Philly, Scott played in 13 games in 2021, mostly on special teams. He played 171 snaps of special teams and 90 snaps of defense, finishing the season with 12 tackles in all situations, one sack, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry.
His role grew significantly in 2022, as he played in 16 of 17 games and made four starts. He finished the season with 26 tackles, two tackles for a loss, eight passes defended and two interceptions.
The Steelers have not had cause to utilize their depth in the secondary, as every defensive back on their active roster has been healthy for all five games so far. They have two other defensive backs on the practice squad: safety Trenton Thompson and cornerback Luq Barcoo.