Former Alabama RB earns another NFL tryout after USFL success
Bo Scarbrough is hoping to turn a strong showing in the USFL into a new opportunity in the NFL.
Scarbrough was not part of the initial USFL draft, but joined the Birmingham Stallions ahead of their Week 5 game. After a 7-carry, 25-yard debut, Scarbrough broke out with a 16-carry, 104-yard performance in Week 6. He followed that up by carrying the ball 27 times for 100 yards in Week 7.
In Birmingham’s USFL championship victory on July 3, Scarbrough rushed 13 times for 135 yards and a touchdown. Scarbrough got the attention of the New Orleans Saints, who brought him in this week for a workout.
Saints also worked out Bo Scarbrough and Darius Victor
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 26, 2022
Scarbrough’s last NFL regular-season appearance came in 2020 with the Seattle Seahawks, his second stint with the club. He tore his hamstring in that game, landing him on injured reserve. Scarbrough was let go by the Seahawks after his practice squad contract expired. In August 2021, Scarbrough spent 10 days with the Las Vegas Raiders before being waived.
After 3 seasons at Alabama, Scarbrough decided to forego his senior year of eligibility and enter the 2018 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys selected Scarbrough in the seventh round with the No. 236 overall pick. Scarbrough did not make the Cowboys roster out of camp and spent time on the team’s practice squad before an Oct. 9, 2018 release. Scarbrough spent time with Jacksonville and Seattle before eventually landing with the Detroit Lions in 2019. Scarborough played in 6 games, making 5 starts, for the Lions, recording 89 carries for 377 yards and a touchdown.