Report: RB Scott visiting Raiders

Report: RB Scott visiting Raiders
April 10, 2013, 9:45 am
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Bernard Scott rushed for 380 yards and three touchdowns in 2011, but played in just two games in 2012 before tearing his ACL. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Free-agent running back Bernard Scott is set to visit the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, according to a USA TODAY report.

Scott, who was drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cincinnati Bengals, tore his ACL in the second week of the 2012 season, and the report indicates he will be put through a series of drills while in Oakland to test the knee. 

The Raiders need to identify a backup for Darren McFadden, the Top-5 back when healthy who has never completed a full 16-game season. Last year it was Mike Goodson waiting in the wings, but he left Oakland to join the New York Jets this offseason. Aside from McFadden, the only running backs on the Raiders roster are former Stanford Cardinal Jeremy Stevens, Taiwan Jones, who is being converted to cornerback, and hybrid fullback Jamize Olawale.

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Scott is reportedly scheduled to visit the Bengals later this week.

 

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