Matt Scott claimed off waivers by Cincinnati Bengals

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

One week after selecting Alabama's A.J. McCarron in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Bengals have now acquired Matt Scott off of waivers after being released this week by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Everyone knew the Cincinnati Bengals were going to get at least on new quarterback this offseason to develop under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson

As it turns out, one week after selecting Alabama's A.J. McCarron in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Bengals have now acquired Matt Scott off of waivers after being released this week by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He spent his rookie 2013 season on the Jacksonville practice squad. He signed with the Jaguars last May as a college free agent, and in the preseason with them, he completed 18/40 passes for 170 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.

This, after a productive college career that saw Scott start 17 of 34 games including his final 12.

Over his career, Scott completed 415/676 passes (61.4%) for 4,921 yards with 33 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. Known as a dual-threat QB, Scott also rushed for 1,138 yards and eight touchdowns on 212 carries (5.37 yards per carry).

His 1,138 rushing yards are the second-most in school history by a QB. He also owns third-highest completion percentage in school history (61.3%) and ranks ninth in TD passes (33), 10th in passing yards (4,921) and sixth in total offense (6,059 yards).

Scott also holds school record for passing yards per completion (11.86). This past season Scott was named second-team All-Pac 12, as he completed 301/499 passes for 3,620 yards with 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.

Scott will likely be competing for a spot on the Bengals' practice squad. After having Zac Robinson fill that role during the 2011-12 seasons, Cincinnati needs a new one after his PS eligibility ran out last year. Players are eligible to be on the practice squad for two seasons.

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