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.”