Lions Sign Jonathan Scott, Release Johnny Culbreath

ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Jonathan Scott #72 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after a play against the Green Bay Packers during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Detroit Lions have upgraded their depth at offensive tackle by bringing back Jonathan Scott, who was released last week by the Pittsburgh Steelers. To make room on the roster for Scott, the Lions decided to part ways with offensive tackle Johnny Culbreath.

Picked in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Lions, Scott spent the first two years of his career in Detroit. He was active for 20 games and made six starts before being let go prior to the 2008 season. He then joined the Buffalo Bills, although he didn't play in any games in '08. In 2009, however, he made eight starts. The past two seasons, Scott played for the Steelers and made 14 starts for them.

Culbreath was a seventh-round pick in 2011 and was the first Lions player to get in trouble this offseason. He was busted for marijuana possession back in January after spending his entire rookie season on injured reserve.

By adding Scott, the Lions now have even better depth at offensive tackle. Jeff Backus is expected to start at left tackle, and Gosder Cherilus and Riley Reiff will compete for the starting job at right tackle. Behind them, the Lions have Jason Fox, Corey Hilliard and now Scott competing to be on the 53-man roster.

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