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Re-signing Scott Not a Top Priority
The Bears rotate defensive linemen as much as any team in the NFL in Lovie Smith's cover-two system. Since Ian Scott is a defensive tackle and a decent one at that, one might think that bringing back the free-agent-to-be would be a priority for the Chicago Bears this offseason. He has proven to be a force to be reckoned with defending the run, something the Monsters of the Midway were not able to do at all in a 29-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts earlier this month in Super Bowl XLI. But with Smith's scheme predicated on getting pressure from the front four on passing downs, Scott may very well have played his last game for the Bears. A fourth-round selection in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Florida, Scott is another in a long line of capable defenders discovered by GM Jerry Angelo at a bargain price. He was on the books for just $500,000 this past season, but he is now an unrestricted free agent and...
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