Offensive Guard Jake Scott Agrees to Terms with Tennessee
INDIANAPOLIS – For the past two seasons, the Tennessee Titans have made moves to improve their roster by signing players from the team atop the AFC South.
On Monday, the Titans did so again.
Jake Scott, a starting offensive guard for the Colts the past three and a half seasons, became the first Colts player to leave in the free-agent market this off-season, agreeing to terms on a new contract with the Titans on Monday.
The move was confirmed on the Titans' website Monday.
Scott, a fifth-round selection by the Colts in 2004 NFL Draft, became an unrestricted free agent following this past season. He started the past 55 games for the Colts, and did not miss a game with Indianapolis because of injury.
He became a starter midway through his rookie season and started 57 of 60 games for the team during his four seasons with the team.
The Titans currently have four former Colts on the roster. They signed linebacker David Thornton as a free agent following the 2005 season, and signed cornerback Nick Harper and linebacker Gilbert Gardner as free agents following the 2006 season.
The Colts have won the last five AFC South titles. Tennessee was one of three teams in the South this past season to make the playoffs. The Titans and Jacksonville each made the postseason as a wild-card team.
Scott was one of six Colts players to become unrestricted free agents at the start of the league year on February 29. The others were defensive end Josh Thomas, defensive tackle Dan Klecko, linebacker Rocky Boiman, wide receiver Aaron Moorehead and tight end Mike Seidman.
Before the start of the league year, the Colts re-signed three potential unrestricted free agents by re-signing them to long-term contracts: safety Bob Sanders, tight end Dallas Clark and offensive guard Ryan Lilja.
The team also released defensive tackle Anthony "Booger" McFarland and linebacker Rob Morris shortly before the start of the league year.