According to Giants.com, the New York Giants have waived/injured runningback Da’Rel Scott. This is the second time Scott has been waived by the Giants this season, and his most recent stint with the GMEN lasted less than a week.
Scott injured his hamstring in last week’s loss to the Chicago Bears, an injury that was going to cost him to miss multiple weeks. With David Wilson still being held out due to a neck injury, and Brandon Jacobs also tweaking a hamstring, the Giants need Scott’s roster spot to pick-up a healthy runningback.
The former seventh round pick never lived up to expectations. Scott was a speedster coming out of college, posting the best 40-yard dash time in his draft class. However, after suffering a torn ACL early in his second season, Scott never regained his elite speed. He also struggled with ball security and drops earlier in the year, which led to him being cut the first time.
This season, Scott had 20 rushes for 73 yards. For his career, he has only had 31 rushes for 98 yards. The Giants will most likely not miss Scott, but they do need to sign a runningback to replace him.
The Giants also released Darin Drakeford, linebacker, from their practice squad.