The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Josiah Scott, they announced on Tuesday.
Scott joined the Steelers after training camp but suffered an injury and ended up on their practice squad’s injured reserve list. From there, the Eagles would bring him into the building, and he would even get back onto their 53-man roster. But now, he has joined Pittsburgh again.
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 bringing back Scott is not a surprise. They could use veteran options at cornerback, especially with many free agents at cornerback.