The Seahawks waived tackle Garrett Scott today after the sixth-round pick failed his physical because of a rare heart condition.
“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 Executive VP and General Manager John Schneider in a statement released by the team.
“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, who signed his rookie contract Thursday, was Seattle’s first of two sixth-round draft choices (199th overall) in this month’s NFL Draft.
He played in 41 games with 35 starts for Marshall, and was voted to the All-Conference USA second-team after his senior season.
It looks like the Seahawks may already have an option to fill-in for Scott. According to this story, Seattle has signed former Cumberland University offensive tackle A.J. Harmon. Harmon was invited to and participated in rookie minicamp. Harmon started his college career at Georgia before becoming academically ineligible.