According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jaguars are dealing cornerback Josiah Scott to the Philadelphia Eagles for CB Jameson Houston and a 2023 sixth-round pick.
Trade: Jaguars are dealing CB Josiah Scott to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for CB Jameson Houston and a 2023 sixth-round pick, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 18, 2021
Scott, originally selected in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, played in just six games last season, tallying 80 snaps. He would accumulate 11 tackles (10 solo) and one tackle for loss on the year. He would primarily man the team’s nickel position and was put into game action due to a slew of injuries at the position.
Drafted out of Michigan State, Scott was thought to eventually become the team’s starting nickel after former Jaguars nickel, D.J. Hayden’s contract lapses this season. His athleticism, running a 4.42 40-yard dash, and physicality were seen on display during training camp in 2020.
Scott is the first Jaguars draft pick from the 2020 class to no longer be with the team. Jacksonville had three fourth-round selections last season, spending the second of the three on Scott at pick No. 137.
Houston, originally signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent, has spent time with the Carolina Panthers and most recently with the Philadelphia Eagles. He was originally signed to the Eagles after a tryout with the team in November of last year. He was signed to the team’s practice squad on Nov. 25.
He would play in just three games last year after being elevated to the team’s active roster in December and January. Houston would play just 22 snaps for the team.
Houston, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds played collegiately for Baylor University.
Continuing the theme of defense in this game, how about this rep by Baylor CB Jameson Houston? Lock down coverage throughout and a nice hands play at the end to knock the ball away. Big play for the Senior CB on third down as he builds on an already strong Senior year.#WNSFilm pic.twitter.com/hWiRWntjbX— Mark (@HeaneyNFLDraft) November 5, 2019