The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed veteran offensive lineman Trent Scott to a one-year contract, the team announced moments ago. In a corresponding move, the team released OG Malcolm Pridgeon. The financial terms of Scott’s deals weren’t immediately known, but it’s likely to be the bare minimum, possibly a wage-benefit structure for veterans.
We signed OL Trent Scott on a one-year contract.
To make room on the 90-player roster, we waived G Malcolm Pridgeon. @BordasLaw https://t.co/cfpNUtGHHv
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) May 13, 2022
Scott, 28, has mainly played OT in his career, although he has also worked as a guard. He has a strong connection to the Steelers’ new offensive line coach, Pat Meyer. Scott has worked with him for the past four years, 2018 and 2019 in Los Angeles and 2020 and 2021 in Carolina. Meyer was hired to replace Adrian Klemm this offseason.
A 2018 UDFA out of Grambling State, Scott had 19 career starts. He made five last season for the Panthers. In 2019, he made nine starts for the Chargers, replacing the injured Russell Okung. PFF gave Scott a poor rating of 39.6 in 2021.
He’ll add veteran tackle depth to the Steelers’ playroom behind starters Dan Moore and Chukwuma Okorafor and swingman Joe Haeg. Scott will try to compete for one of the last spots in the o-line room while serving as an insurance policy in case of a summer injury. Scott will fight Chaz Green and could be considered a small improvement over him.
Pridgeon was signed midway through camp last year. Undrafted at Ohio State, he spent most of the season on the Steelers’ practice squad before signing a Reserve/Future contract this winter. Pittsburgh’s roster remains at 90.