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Scott done for year with knee injury; Samuel continues holdout

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots defensive back
Chad Scott will miss the upcoming season because of a knee injury,
the team announced Monday, as cornerback Asante Samuel's holdout
continued.

Scott, 32, was placed on the reserve/injured list. The news came
just hours after coach Bill Belichick continued to describe Scott's
injury as day-to-day.

Last season, Scott played in 14 regular season games with nine
starts. He made 44 tackles and had two interceptions. He signed
with the Patriots before the 2005 season, which was cut short by a
shoulder injury that October.

Scott was drafted in the first round, 24th overall, by the
Pittsburgh Steelers in 1997. He spent the first eight years of his
career with the Steelers.

Meanwhile, Samuel continues holding out for a multiyear
agreement after rejecting a one-year, $7.79 million contract.