Seahawks waive rookie Garrett Scott because of rare heart condition

Seahawks sixth-round pick Garrett Scott missed last week’s rookie minicamp because he had not yet passed a physical, but when he signed his rookie contract Thursday, it seemed all was well.

Unfortunately for Scott, that isn’t the case. The offensive tackle from Marshall was waived Friday under the non-football illness designation, explaining that Scott has a rare heart condition that kept him from passing his physical.

“After undergoing an extensive physical with our medical staff last week, Garrett’s examination revealed a rare heart condition that will prevent him from any on-field participation in the near future,” said Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement. “We think highly of Garrett as a person and as a football player. The team is committed to supporting Garrett in the months to come and will continue to help him determine his next steps.”

By signing Scott despite this condition, the Seahawks will pay him his signing bonus, and since Scott will revert to injured reserve (presuming another team doesn’t claim him), Scott will be paid for the 2014 season.

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