The Eagles have signed free-agent defensive tackle Ian Scott to a 1-year contract.

Scott visited the NovaCare Complex today and then finalized the deal.

Scott, 25, spent the last four seasons with the Chicago Bears, starting 33 games. The 6-3, 302-pound lineman was the Bears' fourth-round pick in 2003 out of Florida.

He played in 15 games last season for the NFC champion Bears and started at nose tackle in the Super Bowl.

His most productive season was 2004 when he had 44 tackles and two sacks in 14 games.

The Eagles have added free-agent defensive tackle Montae Reager from the Colts this offseason and drafted defensive end Victor Abiamiri in the second round. The team sent Darwin Walker to Buffalo in the Takeo Spikes trade.

Scott made a number of free-agent visits early in the signing period, with stops in Denver, Atlanta and Minnesota.

Last week, Bears coach Lovie Smith told the team's Web site that he was interested in having Scott return to the Bears.

"There's definitely interest in bringing him back," Smith told "Ian has helped us win a lot of football games around here. When you're a free agent, I know you want to go out and test the waters, but he doesn't have a contract with anyone else, so we look at him as an option."