Boston Scott

Boston Scott

Running Back #6
Team:Philadelphia
Ht / Wt:5'7" / 203 lb.
College:None
Age:24
Born:April 27, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 6 (201)
Draft Team:NO

Boston Scott: Gets Sproles comparison

Coach Doug Pederson compared Scott to Darren Sproles, Bo Wulf of The Athletic reports. "[Scott]'s a guy that can kind of fill a Darren Sproles (role)," Pederson said. "He's in that same body type and same quickness. We're working him in a couple of different situations as a runner, as a punt returner and just kind of getting a feel for him."

Analysis: Selected by New Orleans in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, Scott is listed at 5-foot-6, 203 pounds. He spent most of his rookie year on the Saints practice squad until the Eagles poached him in December. While the comparison makes sense in terms of size, Scott faces an uphill battle to earn the kind of role Sproles occupied the past few seasons. Fellow Eagles running backs Corey Clement (knee) and Wendell Smallwood have proven capable of handling passing downs, while Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders (hamstring) already appear locked into roster spots based on their running ability. Scott still warrants watching throughout the summer, particularly if Clement and Sanders struggle to get healthy.

June 4, 2019 6:57 AM EST

Boston Scott: Plays in two games

Scott returned four kicks for 96 yards in two games with the Eagles in 2018.

Analysis: Scott spent the first three-plus months of the season on the Saints' practice squad before signing with the Eagles in early December. The 23-year-old was also active for both playoff games, playing three offensive snaps. Scott is under contract for next season and is likely to be fighting for a depth role come training camp.

January 20, 2019 3:32 PM EST

Boston Scott: Inactive Sunday night

Scott (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday night's game against the Rams, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Scott joined the team prior to Week 14 following Corey Clement's knee injury, but the rookie will have to wait at least another week to make his debut. The Eagles will roll with Josh Adams, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood at running back.

December 16, 2018 4:14 PM EST

Boston Scott: Set to join Eagles 53-man roster

Scott is expected to join the Eagles' active roster, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The news comes on the heels of Corey Clement's knee injury. Scott will likely make his presence felt on special teams, but there's a small chance he can squeeze in work with the offense as the season winds to a close.

December 10, 2018 5:38 PM EST

Boston Scott: Signs with Saints' practice squad

Scott has signed with the Saints' practice squad Thursday after being waived by the team, Joel A. Erickson of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Analysis: New Orleans' addition of Mike Gillislee made Scott an odd man out on the team's depth chart, and Scott avoided being picked up by another organization and joins the team's practice squad. At 5-foot-6, 203-pounds Scott could conceivably earn a role on special teams in the future, and even contribute as a returner.

September 6, 2018 3:33 PM EST

Boston Scott: Cut loose by Saints

The Saints waived Scott on Wednesday, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Analysis: After Jonathan Williams was jettisoned during roster cuts, Scott was left as the sole running back behind Alvin Kamara as the Saints prepared for life without Mark Ingram (suspension) for the first four games of the season. On Sunday, though, the team inked Mike Gillislee to a deal and proceeded to list him as No. 2 on its initial depth chart. With the writing on the wall for little to no touches, Scott now has been subjected to waivers with the hope he won't be plucked by another organization. If the preceding comes to pass, he'll land on the Saints practice squad.

September 5, 2018 10:37 AM EST

Boston Scott: Listed as No. 3 running back on depth chart

Scott was listed as the Saints' No. 3 running back on the team's first regular season depth chart, reports Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Analysis: With the surprising release of Jonathan Williams, Scott seemed poised for a key early-season role with Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games of the year. On Tuesday, however, Mike Gillslee, who signed with the Saints just a few days ago after being released by New England, was named the No. 2 running back behind Alvin Kamara. While both Scott and Gillislee should see work, it appears the Gillslee will have first crack to carve out a role during Ingram's suspension. Meanwhile, the 5-foot-6, 203-pound Scott could serve as a change-of-pace option and potentially contribute as a returner.

September 4, 2018 4:43 PM EST

Boston Scott: Positioned for key Week 1 role

Scott is poised for a key role early in the season after the Saints cut Jonathan Williams on Saturday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The Saints presumably will scour the waiver wire for backfield depth after cutting Williams loose and placing Shane Vereen (undisclosed) on injured reserve. Even if the team does add some help, Scott figures to serve as Alvin Kamara's primary backup until Ingram returns in Week 5. The role could come with a considerable number of touches, given that coach Sean Payton has been clear about his desire to avoid overworking Kamara. Scott made a strong impression during the preseason with 25 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown, though he only caught three passes for 18 yards. The sixth-round rookie out of Louisiana Tech will line up behind a strong offensive line while facing defenses that are worried about Drew Brees, Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn.

September 1, 2018 3:25 PM EST

Boston Scott: Makes case for Week 1 role

Scott took 12 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown and caught one of three targets for three yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Rams.

Analysis: The rookie sixth-round pick was otherwise quiet this preseason, gaining 53 yards on 13 carries and and 15 yards on two catches prior to Thursday's explosion. Scott even got the starting nod over Jonathan Williams, who finished with 16 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown, along with one catch for seven yards on his lone target. Williams previously seemed like the obvious choice to replace Mark Ingram (suspension) early in the season, but ESPN.com's Mike Triplett now believes Scott could also have a role. Of course, Alvin Kamara figures to get most of the snaps and touches while Ingram opens the year with a four-game ban.

August 30, 2018 8:56 PM EST

Boston Scott: Improves from first week

Scott took six carries for 28 yards but didn't draw any targets in Friday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Jonathan Williams rotated in behind Mark Ingram throughout the first half, while Scott and Terrance West didn't get any work on offense until late in the game. Scott did pick up 87 yards on three kickoff returns and 13 yards on one punt return, making his case for a spot on the 53-man roster even if he doesn't have a significant role in the backfield.

August 18, 2018 11:19 AM EST

Boston Scott: Just one rush

Scott gained seven yards on his lone carry in Thursday's 24-20 win over the Jaguars in the preseason opener.

Analysis: Scott's lone carry came late in the fourth quarter, as seven tailbacks got touches for the Saints. While he was buried in the pecking order, Scott at least went for a solid gain on his only opportunity, and went for 78 yards on his three kickoff returns.

August 10, 2018 5:24 AM EST

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