By Steve Corkran
Saturday, March 17th, 2012 at 4:11 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Raiders defensive end Trevor Scott is the latest to follow the well-worn trail from Oakland to New England, as he signed with the Patriots today.
In recent seasons, the Patriots have traded for or signed numerous former Raiders, including defensive end Derrick Burgess, running back LaMont Jordan, wide receiver Doug Gabriel, quarterback Andrew Walter and most recently cornerback Sterling Moore.
Scott spent his first four NFL seasons with the Raiders and shined in the early going. However, he wasn’t the same after he suffered a torn ACL against the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the 2010 season.
He posted only seven tackles last season as a seldom-used end. He is versatile enough to play outside linebacker, which no doubt enticed the Patriots into taking a flier on him today.