Hubbard’s Scott joins Browns

While one former star running back from the Mahoning Valley left the Cleveland Browns, another one has joined.

Former Hubbard High School standout L.J. Scott signed with the Browns, the team announced Monday. Scott was invited to the Baltimore Ravens camp following last month’s NFL Draft, but he never signed. He officially joined the Browns Monday.

“Welcome to the DAWG POUND” Scott tweeted after being signed.

The 6-foot-1, 225-pound Scott spent four years at Michigan State University. He battled through some injuries (playing in just five games as a senior) but still finished ninth on the Spartans’ all-time rushing list with 2,855 yards. He scored 25 career touchdowns. Scott ended his career at Hubbard as Trumbull County’s all-time leading rusher.

Scott’s addition comes not long after former Austintown Fitch and Pitt product Darrin Hall was released by the Browns. Like Scott, Hall also was an undrafted free agent following a strong finish with the Panthers. Hall was picked up by the Cincinnati Bengals shortly after being released by Cleveland.

To make room on the roster, the Browns waived RB Devante Mays. A second-year player, Mays spent 10 weeks on the team’s practice squad last season.