Seahawks waive rookie with heart condition, still pay signing bonus

Seahawks waive rookie with heart condition, still pay signing bonus

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Tackle Garrett Scott #75 of the Seattle Seahawks looks on during Rookie Minicamp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on May 17, 2014 in Renton, Washington.

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by KING 5 News and USA TODAY Sports

NWCN.com

Posted on May 23, 2014 at 1:52 PM

Updated Monday, May 26 at 10:26 AM

The Seattle Seahawks waived rookie tackle Garrett Scott Friday due to a rare heart condition, just a day after he was signed to a contract.

Before Scott was waived, he signed his rookie contract and received his full signing bonus, expected to be around $100,000.

If Scott clears waivers, he would be placed on the Seahawks injured reserve list. Scott would make an additional $303,000 for the season, according to Sports Radio KJR.

Seattle GM John Schneider said the team is committed to supporting Scott in the future.

"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 in a statement. "The team is committed to supporting Garrett in the months to come and will continue to help him determine his next steps."

Scott was drafted in the 6th Round out of Marshall.

Travis Pittman of KING 5 News and Nick Schwartz of USA TODAY Sports 'For The Win' contributed to this report.

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