The Washington Redskins announced Monday that they have re-signed center Will Montgomery and defensive end Darrion Scott. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, according the team’s press release.
Montgomery, 29, signed with the Redskins on Dec. 9, 2008 as a free agent after spending the two previous seasons with the New York Jets. Montgomery was selected in the seventh-round by the Carolina Panthers in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Last season, Montgomery started all 16 games, with 14 starts at center and two at left guard. Despite injuries and inconsistent play from the offensive line, Montgomery stabilized a front line, which helped the burgundy and gold become the first team in NFL history to have two different rookies (Roy Helu and Evan Royster) each post consecutive 100-yard rushing games in the same season.
Scott, 30, has spent the last two seasons as a member of the Redskins. In 2011, he finished with 10 tackles in seven games. For his career, Scott registered 133 tackles and 9.5 sacks.
The former Ohio State Buckeye was originally selected in the third round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2004 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, Scott had some run-ins with the law, consist of misdemeanor marijuana possession charges and pleaded guilty to child endangerment when, allegedly, a boy’s mother found him holding a bag over the kid’s head.
Scott settled his issues and suspension and returned to the NFL after playing two seasons (2009-2010) for the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League (UFL).
The Redskins have several issues to address in order to improve their performance on the field. They need offensive playmakers and youth on both sides of the ball.
By signing Montgomery and Scott, Washington have a solid foundation to build on.