Lions sign T Jonathan Scott; release T Johnny Culbreath

Posted by ttwentyman on July 24, 2012 – 3:56 pm

The Lions continue to improve their roster just days before training camp begins with the signing of veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Scott to a one-year deal on Tuesday. The team released offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath to make room on the 90-man roster for Scott.

Scott, 29, began his career with the Lions in 2006 when the team selected him in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. He was waived by the Lions during final cuts before the 2008 season and subsequently signed with the Bills. He spent two years in Buffalo. He then signed with the Steelers in 2010 and started 14 games for them over the last two seasons, including three playoff games.

Scott became expendable for the Steelers when they re-signed Max Starks and drafted Ohio State rookie Mike Adams in the second round of April’s draft.

Culbreath, 24, a seventh-round pick by the Lions in 2011, was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed illness his rookie season. He was arrested back in January for possession of marijuana; the first in what would be seven offseason incidents involving Lions players and law enforcement.

Scott will be thrown into the mix with Jeff Backus, Gosder Cherilus, Riley Reiff, Corey Hilliard and Jason Fox in what should be a terrific training camp competition to see who wins the starting tackle spots and who makes the team as backups.

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22 Responses to “Lions sign T Jonathan Scott; release T Johnny Culbreath”

  1. By kevin on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Another pot-head gone, excellent!!!!

  2. By Mike on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    About time they clean house of the distractions!

  3. By jordan on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    more so a guy that did not give a damn gone

  4. By Tim on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    I like the move get rid of all the players that dont care about the team and fans.

  5. By Phil Kaczanowski on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Another very smart move by Mayhew and Gym Shorts. The Lions are definately coming out of the dark era of the Matt Millan days. I hope this also helps our running game!!!

  6. By Suhnation on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    I guess Drugs was more important than being on a Pro Team!

  7. By jimmy on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    my .02- it’s not the pot or booze but the fact you have sick money to be escorted around and safer for your family and ours. And you blow it with EGO!!!

  8. By Soulman45 on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Was he cut because of his trouble are for a better player.
    If I was a betting man I would say yes because of his trouble.
    Nothing wrong with ether one.

  9. By G on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cut the knucklehead and sign a veteran swing tackle with dozens of starts in his career. Not a bad day.

  10. By lionmike on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    6 tackles on the roster. Backus, Gos & Reiff are probably safe for now. Can’t wait to see which 1 of the other 3 make the roster as a tackle and which 1 of the remaining 2 get moved inside to guard.

  11. By jukemove on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply


  12. By tommy smith on Jul 24, 2012 | Reply

    What ever it takes to move the team forward.Before its all said and done about 37 more will leave.We only want the best 53 going into the season.I still remember the 0-16 season like it was yesterday,so lets keep the guys that want to win and move this team to the next level.

  13. By Touch Dowen on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply


  14. By nighttrain1 on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    10 years in the NFL and you should be set for life, but to throw it all away because smoking weed is more important than financial security, Get rid of the dingbats and lets play some football.

  15. By ElReyDeLeon on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    Well, well, well! Leshoure better put down the ganja and play out of his mind, because there are a couple of proven big-time backs on the free agent market that could take his spot.

  16. By Golferjohn on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am not going to cheer about anyone getting cut. Before it is all over in trainiing camp there will be a lot of good players cut. I know for some of these, they may not find another job. Hopefully the good, deserving players can find work, and hopefully our coaches find the right players to fit the Lions scheme of things to get us to the Super Bowl.

  17. By stephanie on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    well its time to celebrate great job their starting to get rid of the trouble makers These guys were just a distracktion to everyone, Moveover green bay there is a new team coming to town. Ha HA lets go lions lets go.

  18. By vern huxley on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    Other than needing a DB more than another linman or reciever Its great that the non-caring paycheck only guys are “slowly” being told bye bye good pick up by Lions but PLEASE fins us some help in the defensive back field GO LIONS

  19. By steve on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    It just amazes me how stupid some guys can be! There have been too many DUI’s this off season! There have been more than Lion’s players as offenders! So many of these DUIs could be avoided with a phone call! ” Hello? Hi I need a cab.”It’s not like these guys can’t afford a cab ride! Nobody even mad the news by calling a cab for a ride home!

  20. By StaticDean on Jul 25, 2012 | Reply

    I dont smoke pot and don’t think its a big deal like everyone makes it out to be but Pro athletes have a choice like everyone else and they are supposed to be roll models so leave it at that! The great news is that the Lions are beefing up the line. That is fantastic news for Lions fans period! The other great thing is that Chicago has a crappy line and we stepped in before they could and got this guy before they did. hopefully that makes a difference this season! GO LIONS!!!!!

  21. By Little on Jul 26, 2012 | Reply

    I thought Scott was pretty good on his first stint with our team, and now he is a seasoned veteran with a SuperBowl ring to come in and lead by example. Great move again MR. MAYHEW!

  22. By twelsh36446 on Aug 3, 2012 | Reply

    Look like we are getting our O-line together, but I think it is time to find a heavier Center, and replace Petermen. Hopefully the Lions can find a stronger run game this year. I don’t think the running back position has been the problem with our run game. I think we had a few good backs, but to weak an offensive line for years now. Center is a problem, and I like Dom, but he like Petermen have to go.

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