For former Georgia Southern All-American cornerback Laron Scott, a football career is still far from over. And after spending much of 2013 sitting quietly on the New York Giants' Injured Reserve (IR), Scott will sign with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL, reports the Savannah Morning News.
"So it's official. Montreal, Canada. CFL meets L. Scott," Scott posted on his Facebook page.
After going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, Scott promptly signed as a rookie free agent with the Giants and would subsequently be added to their practice squad where he'd remain for the duration of his rookie season. Then, in 2013, Scott would compete for a spot on the 53-man roster, but found himself waived/injured in late August as a part of roster trimming. He would later be placed on the Reserve/Injured (aka Injured Reserve) where he'd ride out the remainder of his second season.
The 5'9'', 184 lbs. Scott ended his college career at Georgia Southern with just about every single kickoff return record in his pocket. And given the Giants' need and desire for quality return men, it seems a bit suspect that they'd allow someone with that ability and familiarity with their team/system to simply walk away.
Scott will join former Giants wide receiver Brandon London in Montreal.
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