The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran offensive lineman Trent Scott to a one-year contract, the team announced on Friday.
Scott, 28, spent the last two seasons with the Carolina Panthers, where he served under current Steelers offensive line coach Pat Meyer. Before that, Scott played two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers, who signed him as an unrestricted free agent out of Grambling State.
The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Scott has played both tackle positions, as well as right guard. He played exclusively guard in 2021, and split time between right guard and left tackle in 2020. In 2019 with the Chargers, he saw his most extensive playing time, appearing in 16 games and making nine starts between left and right tackle.
The Steelers did not draft an offensive lineman in the 2022 NFL Draft, and will likely use Scott as depth behind starters Dan Moore Jr. and Chukwuma Okorafor. He will battle incumbent veterans Joe Haeg, John Leglue and Chaz Green for position on the depth chart.
There are 10 offensive lineman at the team’s rookie minicamp this weekend, four of which are under contract.
Scott played for five seasons at Grambling State, missing his sophomore season due to injury. He was named first-team All-SWAC. Scott is a native of Huntsville, Alabama.
To make room on the 90-man offseason roster for Scott, the Steelers released former Ohio State guard Malcom Pridgeon.