Scott and Philadelphia Come to Terms
Charles Scott
Charles Scott
Managing Editor
Posted Jun 3, 2010


The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to contract terms with former LSU running back Charles Scott, who was taken in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

When Charles Scott went down with a broken collarbone against Alabama last November, the fact that his playing days in purple and gold were behind him hit hard.

“Those times were definitely rough, but I was focused on getting healthy again so that I could get to this next step in my life,” Scott said.

A major turning point came on Wednesday when Scott and the Philadelphia Eagles agreed to contract terms. According to Scott, he will sign a four-year deal worth just shy of $1.9 million.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Scott from his Philadelphia home on Wednesday. “I knew it was coming soon. It was just a matter of getting it all sorted out. I was out from football for a while, and I admit that I was anxious for today to get here.”

Turning his focus to making it through offseason workouts and into fall camp, Scott is excited about what the future holds in a backfield that also features LeSean McCoy and Mike Bell.

“There’s some talent up here, but I feel like I was prepared well with LSU and playing against all the different SEC defenses,” Scott said. “I’m just trying to find a role. Things are slowing down and I’m adjusting well, I just need to continue to work hard.”

A standout at Jonesboro-Hodge High prior to his college stint in Baton Rouge, the southern man in Scott is slower to adjust to the City of Brotherly Love than the wear and tear of NFL defenders.

“Obviously the accents are different, and I’m around a lot of people that are from up this way,” he laughed. “You kind of get used to it after a while. It’s been a pretty cool experience so far, and today was a big step for me. I just hope it can be a long ride.”



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