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Former Nittany Lion Nick Scott signs with Bengals

Former Nittany Lion Nick Scott signs with Bengals

NFL free agent and former Nittany Lion Nick Scott has signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals, according to his social media.

The Los Angeles Rams drafted Scott in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft. They also had an interest in re-signing Scott, who is coming off a career year with 88 tackles, two interceptions, and two forced fumbles in 16 starts. Not many players go from a late-day three pick, almost undrafted, to earning a decent payday on a second contract, but that is the beauty of the game of football.

Draft capital high or not, it all depends on how you perform on the field.

The Rams had been paying Scott $2.5 million over four years, but now he will be making $12 million over the next three years. Not a bad pay upgrade, it will curve the mean on Penn State alumni’s earnings with a Labor Relations Degree.

Scott made sense for the Bengals although due to one major factor, they have lost both of their starting safeties. Both Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell left Cincinnati in free agency for greener pastures leaving a major hole in the secondary. Scott is now expected to start alongside a fellow Big Ten player, a Michigan Wolverine, Daxton Hill.

Scott joins fellow alumni from Penn State such as Miles Sanders, Mike Gesicki, and Conner McGovern to sign free-agent deals this offseason. You can find all the free agents heading into the NFL offseason here.

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Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire

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