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    • michael89156

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      Seahawks waive draft pick with heart issueBy John Breech | CBSSports.comMay 24, 2014 11:09 am ETGarrett-Scott-Seahawks-signing_zpsdb9f07c3.jpg (Seahawks.com) The Seahawks became the first NFL team to release a 2014 draft pick on Friday when they waived offensive lineman Garrett Scott. The sixth-round pick out of Marshall was waived less than 24 hours after signing his rookie contract on Thursday.However, the story doesn't end there though. Scott was released by the team because a heart ailment kept him from passing his physical. "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."Schneider's not kidding when he says the team thinks highly of Scott either. According to KJR-AM, Seattle signed Scott on Thursday even though they knew about the heart condition before the contract was officially signed -- a move showing some goodwill from the Seahawks.Because Seattle officially signed him, Scott will receive his signing bonus, which Spotrac estimates to be about $101,000. There's also a small chance Scott's career with the Seahawks may not be over either.If the 199th pick in the draft clears waivers, his rights will revert back to the Seahawks. At that point, the team will likely place him on the reserve/non-football injury list. Schneider said that Scott wouldn't be on the field in the 'near future,' which means he might be able to continue his career at some point despite the heart ailment. If Scott is on the NFI list, he's not entitled to any more compensation -- per Article 20 of the CBA -- but he will get to keep the signing bonus no matter what. If Scott's rights revert back to Seattle, the two parties could also end up working out an injury settlement. Scott started 35 games during four seasons at Marshall and was named to the All-Conference USA second team after his senior season in 2013.

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    • gobucs123

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      Wow….and I thought we wasted OUR sixth round pick with Gabe Carimi….

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    • Anonymous

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      Wow....and I thought we wasted OUR sixth round pick with Gabe Carimi....

      Exactly.  It's easy to be the nicest team in the league when you have the trophy.  I respect the gesture but doubt it would happen if the 'hawks didn't have such grand success recently.

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    • shanesnyder

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      We didnt waste a draft pick on him but we did do something similar. Any body remember the Eric LeGrand signing?

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    • Anonymous

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      We didnt waste a draft pick on him but we did do something similar. Any body remember the Eric LeGrand signing?

      A few years back, they also paid top dollar to a PS player to keep him around.

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    • Anonymous

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      The Bucs paid Revis 1 million to be a quitter last season in Week 17…That was charity......

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    • Anonymous

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      We didnt waste a draft pick on him but we did do something similar. Any body remember the Eric LeGrand signing?

      A few years back, they also paid top dollar to a PS player to keep him around.

      Briscoe

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    • Anonymous

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      We didnt waste a draft pick on him but we did do something similar. Any body remember the Eric LeGrand signing?

      A few years back, they also paid top dollar to a PS player to keep him around.

      Briscoe

      Ya thanks, that was it. I couldn't recall who it was off the top of head.  The Glazers have thrown around some serious dollars, either bringing players in, or paying them to hit the road.  Schiano included. So hopefully, there are no more fans screaming about those cheap azz Glazers anymore.

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    • brycen54

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      The Glazers were accused of being cheap (and they were) while they were under a heavy debt load due to the purchase of ManU, a situation that was rectified quite some time ago. Can’t believe you’re still crying about it.

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    • Anonymous

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      The Glazers were accused of being cheap (and they were) while they were under a heavy debt load due to the purchase of ManU, a situation that was rectified quite some time ago. Can't believe you're still crying about it.

      old conspiracy theories die hard don't they Illum?

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    • Anonymous

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      The Glazers were accused of being cheap (and they were) while they were under a heavy debt load due to the purchase of ManU, a situation that was rectified quite some time ago. Can't believe you're still crying about it.

      The Glazers saw that their $$ was being wasted on nonsense so they put a stop to it. Kudos to them!!

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    • brycen54

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      Hell yeah! Shorting the team calls for joyous celebration!

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