The Seahawks have waived sixth-round pick Garrett Scott after a heart issue was detected during his physical with the club, the club said Friday.
An offensive tackle from Marshall, Scott signed a four-year contract with Seattle on Thursday. He was waived with a non-football illness designation.
“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,” Seahawks G.M. John Schneider said in a team-issued statement on Friday. “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.”
Scott did not participate in the club’s rookie minicamp because he hadn’t passed the physical.
As Curtis Crabtree of PFT and Sports Radio KJR in Seattle suggested, it’s possible the Seahawks may have done well by Scott by signing him — and potentially even giving him a signing bonus — after apparently knowing he had a health issue.
The 22-year-old Scott started 35 games at Marshall from 2010-2013.