Seahawks Waive Garrett Scott

6:15pm: Since Scott signed his rookie deal on Thursday before being waived, he will get a signing bonus and should get his first-year salary, tweets Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. Seattle, Condotta adds (link), signed Scott even after he failed his physical, knowing that he wouldn’t be able to play.

3:31pm: A day after signing him to his rookie contract, the Seahawks have waived sixth-round pick Garrett Scott, according to Brian McIntyre (via Twitter). McIntyre notes that Scott received a non-football illness designation, as the former Marshall offensive lineman has a rare heart condition.

It’s an unfortunate development for the 199th overall pick, who would have had a chance to earn a roster spot in the week of the free agent departures of offensive tackles Paul McQuistan and Breno Giacomini. Scott’s contract included a signing bonus of more than $100K, which he’ll presumably still receive, but it sounds as if may be a while before he sees the field. Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times passes along a statement from Seahawks GM John Schneider, in a series of four tweets:

“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.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.”

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  1. brendonkuhn

    Classy move to still sign him so he gets his signing bonus.

  2. Kristoffer Strayhorn

    Also classy that they are going to continue to help him with his medical issues even though he was released. Shows that the Seahawks organization truly cares about their players.


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