by Aaron Wilson
May 24, 02014
The Seattle Seahawks paid rookie offensive tackle Garrett Scott his full slotted signing bonus of $101,672 in his four-year, $2.321 million contract.
The Seahawks paid that to the sixth-round draft pick from Marshall even though they have waived him with a non-football illness designation due to a rare heart condition discovered during a physical.
The Seahawks will retain his rights once Scott clears waivers.
The Seahawks were described as "first-class" in their dealings with Scott, according to a source. Scott is hoping to resume his career at some point, but his future medical outlook remains unclear. Scott has been playing with this condition all his life.
"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," general manager John Schneider said. "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."
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun