The Jacksonville Jaguars today signed wide receiver Darnay Scott, a veteran free agent who spent the last eight seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Scott, 30, has caught 386 passes for 5,975 yards and 36 touchdowns during his career, ranking fourth on the teamâ€™s all-time reception list. He missed the entire 2000 season because of a broken leg suffered in training camp but returned to play in all 16 games in 2001, catching 57 passes for 819 yards and two scores. He has missed only three other games during his career. A second-round draft choice in 1994 out of San Diego State, the 6-1, 204-pound Scott was released by the Bengals on July 9.
"At the receiver position, we have Jimmy Smith, Bobby Shaw and Patrick Johnson. Now you add Darnay Scott, and anything we can get from him in terms of his experiences to be shared is a positive," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "He wants the opportunity. He has not won and he wants to be in an opportunity to do that. He will compete."
To make room for Scott on the roster, the Jaguars waived wide receiver Ellis Spears, an undrafted rookie from Grambling who had been signed in April.