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
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.”