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    Hawks Sign 6th Round pick with Heart Condition- Then Cut him

    Per Yahoo Sports.


    Friday's move by the Seahawks was a little peculiar because it involved them cutting a sixth-round pick just a few weeks after the draft, but ultimately it'll be a line in the transactions page most people will read and instantly forget.Seattle Seahawks waived offensive tackle Garret Scott with the non-football illness designation.
    Scott, during a physical with the team, was found to have a rare heart condition that will keep him from playing, the Seahawks said. Scott played in college at Marshall.
    "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 general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "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."
    No NFL team wants to cut a pick before he ever gets on the practice field, but the Seahawks have one of the deepest rosters in the league. The team will be fine; they'll find a way to replace Scott. But imagine what Scott is going through.
    Scott went from the life highlight of being drafted into the NFL to the low of having it taken away in less than a month. He played 41 games at Marshall. Presumably his heart condition wasn't noticed during any physical tests during the pre-draft process either. Then he was told that the team that selected him didn't think his heart would let him play football again.
    There's a silver lining. The Seahawks found out about Scott's condition before signing him but the team signed him to his contract anyway, then waived him. That means Scott receives his signing bonus and first-year salary totaling about $555,000, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.


    Great PR move for them after finding out his condition.


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    Re: Hawks Sign 6th Round pick with Heart Condition- Then Cut him

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    Great PR move for them after finding out his condition.
    Sad story; kid's dream turns into a nightmare. Maybe it is good PR but seems like a classy move by The Hags.

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    Re: Hawks Sign 6th Round pick with Heart Condition- Then Cut him

    Classy move well played

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    Re: Hawks Sign 6th Round pick with Heart Condition- Then Cut him

    Good for him and good for them. That said I hope they lose 14 games and their only 2 wins are vs the whiners.
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    Re: Hawks Sign 6th Round pick with Heart Condition- Then Cut him

    Why couldn't the hags have this much class before signing that turd of a coach? This really is a classy move.


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