The Atlanta Falcons signed former Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher Delontae Scott according to a release from the team.
Scott saw three games in two years with the Steelers in 2021 and 2022 after starring at SMU. Listed 6’5 and 250 pounds, Scott had 17 sacks for the Mustangs from 2016 thru 2019.
He spent the spring with the San Antonio Brahmas and was named All-XFL after posting 36 tackles and 7.5 sacks in just eight games.
The Falcons lost edge rusher Ade Ogundeji to a season-ending lower-leg injury suffered on Monday. Ogundeji started 27 games for the Falcons the last two seasons, totaling three sacks.
Scott adds to what is turning out to be a deep edge room for the Falcons. Atlanta signed Bud Dupree in the offseason, retained free agent Lorenzo Carter, and drafted Arnold Ebiketie, DeAngelo Malone, and Zach Harrison in the last two drafts.
Scott is probably a longshot to make the 53-man roster for the Falcons. However, head coach Arthur Smith has repeatedly discussed the importance of having a full allotment of 90 players during training camp for proper evaluation and player health.
The Atlanta Falcons are in action on Friday night against the Cincinnati Bengals at Mercedez-Benz Stadium. It remains to be seen if Scott gets a chance to suit up against Cincinnati. The first-team offense and defense are will see action on Friday after most of them sat out last week against Miami.