With defensive depth issues abound, the Bills today filled out their 53-man roster once more by signing free agent safety Bryan Scott and defensive end Copeland Bryan to the active roster. The moves boost depth once more in a depleted safety corps, and also gives the Bills a talented warm body behind their starting defensive ends.
Scott, most recently with the Tennessee Titans, is a veteran of four years and has spent that time with three teams, including the Falcons and the Saints. Scott is not generally regarded as a coverage demon, but the role he'll play in Buffalo won't ask him to be. He is athletic, speedy and will work fine in a strong safety reserve and special teams role for this club; his game experience makes him a valuable asset at this point.
Bryan comes by way of the Chicago Bears practice squad. He spent the '06 season in the same position. Having spent two years in the Bears' Cover-2 defensive scheme, he obviously has the knowledge and ability to make an impact in Buffalo right away. This scouting report of Bryan highlights his attributes coming out of college:
These are interesting signings - Scott is a calming presence in a young secondary, and Bryan is a nice potential signing behind two solid vets and a third, Anthony Hargrove, who returns from suspension in 3 weeks. Thoughts on the signings?
Update [2007-9-12 12:44:55 by Brian Galliford]: WCG from Windy City Gridiron, SB Nation's Bears blog, has very kindly given his taken on DE Copeland Bryan: