Physical reveals heart condition

Updated: May 24, 2014, 1:17 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

The Seattle Seahawks have waived offensive tackle Garrett Scott, a sixth-round draft choice by the team this month, after he failed his physical due to a rare heart condition.

Team officials did not specifically state what the condition is, but general manager John Schneider said in a news release:

"After undergoing an extensive physical with our medical staff, Garrett's examination revealed a rare heart condition that will prevent him from any on-field participation in the near future. 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 played college football at Marshall. He did not participate in the rookie minicamp last week, but signed his rookie contract Thursday. He was the first of two sixth-round picks (199th overall) for Seattle.

Scott played in 41 college games with 35 starts and was voted to the All-Conference USA second team after his senior season.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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