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Former New York Giants CB Laron Scott Signs with Montreal Alouettes of the CFL

February 18th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Dan Benton

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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9 Responses to “Former New York Giants CB Laron Scott Signs with Montreal Alouettes of the CFL”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Jim’s concern that they would keep Snee and Baas because they’re afraid they can’t bring in enough quality to displace mediocre players is right on the mark. We cannot forget that if Mara does not give Coughlin an extension (and I am praying that he doesn’t) then Tom is coaching for his life in 2014 and may be even more unlikely to play rookies and young players even if that is in the best interest of a team that is building toward 2015-2016 and won’t be able to compete at the top of the league in 2014. Might they stretch Snee into 2015 while adding another million or so to his guarantee so they can save about $3MM in cap space this season and then have him retire after the season? And at a savings if he’s cut of only $1.8MM I really see no reason to cut Baas even if we ARE going to go with as much youth as possible.

    I’m hoping Mara and Reese see to it that Snee is unable to pass his physical, must retire, and takes an injury settlement. But I’m not counting on it.

    It would, though, be great to hear that over the next few weeks they tie up Beason and dump Snee. At least they will have made the best addition and best subtraction from among their remaining free agents. That would be a start toward sanity.

    •  Krow says:

      Players on IR don’t help our OL … and that’s where both of these ‘welfare queens’ will go. Baas can’t stay healthy and $nee isn’t even trying. Any logical analysis is blown up by this unfortunate fact. Neither one will contribute anything in 2014. The only variable is how much cap that nothing will cost us.

  2.  GIANTT says:

    I thought Mr Stoll was right on the mark and I can see Baas and Snee coming back with reduced salaries and roles b/c of their experience . This also goes to how well they have recovered from injuries and how much they can contribute .
    I put injuries in two types -are Snee and Baas injuries the repetitive old age ones that come from repeated abuse or are they the unavoidable collision type which any player would go on to IR with ? Im guessing the first for both but it still doesnt mean they cant help the Giants with reduced roles and playing time (and by intimation reduced salaries).I think this is probably the scenario the Giants will look at going forward . Lets face it whether we as fans like it or not , I cant see the wholesale replacement on the line without SOME sort of continuity even if it is as backups for both Snee and Baas

    •  Krow says:

      Respectfully I think we’re missing the point here. The best predictor of the future is the past … and we know what that means. Neither one will contribute much of anything next year, and both are high odds to be inactive or IR’d for the bulk of the season. Their presence at camp will be a distraction that will draw reps and attention away from players who could develop. Cap dollars spent on them … regardless of the amount … is simply a waste. Money flushed down the rat hole. We can delude ourselves if we like, but that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Oh sure, there are schemes that can mitigate the loss. But even if we ended up spending a dollar on each it will be $2.00 pi$$ed away. Why bother? There’s no upside to this pair … and plenty of downside. Cut them and be done with it.

      •  JimStoll says:

        Krow
        no one is arguing for the Snee/Baas stay scenario
        we are all afraid it could happen
        Your points are not only valid but irrefutable
        I’m just afraid irrefutability might not matter one little bit, especially when it comes to Snee
        TC will fight tooth and nail to keep his son if his son wants to say and there are $9M reasons why he does
        having made the mistake of not firing TC at the end of the season, they certainly could compound that error by retaining Snee as well

  3.  Dirt says:

    Baas wasn’t felled by a nagging injury in 2013. He got a nasty hit to the back of the knee.

    $nee is just washed up.

  4.  Kettles78 says:

    Can’t wait for Free Agency to get here. Wonder what team will take a chance on somebody like Kenny Britt. Good talent but boneheaded person. How the Giants address all the needs they have to fill that they were vocal about. So much to look forward to. Combine starts this week so looking forward to that and the prep for the draft. Can’t get enough

  5.  GmenMania says:

    UUT

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