Though Garrett Scott’s playing career is on hold because of a rare heart issue discovered in his pre-employment physical with the Seahawks, the rookie offensive tackle will not go away empty-handed.
According to Curtis Crabtree of PFT and KJR Sports Radio in Seattle, Scott received a full signing bonus in his deal with the Seahawks, which was finalized Thursday, one day before the club announced the rookie from Marshall was being waived with a non-football illness designation.
The No. 199 overall pick, Scott was the first of two sixth-round selections by Seattle. It’s unclear what Scott received as a signing bonus, but as Crabtree reported, Lions running back Theo Riddick got $91,000 to sign as the 199th pick in 2013.
“We think highly of Garrett as a person and as a football player,” Seahawks G.M. John Schneider said in a statement from the club on Friday disclosing Scott’s heart condition. “The team is committed to supporting Garrett in the months to come and will continue to help him determine his next steps.”