OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Baltimore Ravens have signed former Bengals running back Bernard Scott, whose four-year NFL career was interrupted last season by a torn ACL.
Scott began the 2013 season on the physically unable to perform list and was released on Sept. 17 after Cincinnati opted for Giovani Bernard as its starting running back.
The 29-year-old Scott played five games last year before the knee injury. In four NFL seasons, all with the Bengals, Scott has 1,035 yards on 55 carries and four touchdowns. He also has 29 receptions for 165 yards and has been used to return kickoffs.
He will back up Ravens running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce.
Monday's move enabled the Ravens to fill the roster spot vacated by the trade of left tackle Bryant McKinnie last week.