The Seattle Seahawks have unfortunately had to release talented young draft pick Garrett Scott due to a previously undiagnosed heart condition according to reports.
Just a day after signing his professional deal following being taken in the 6th round of the NFL draft earlier in the month, left tackle Scott will be looking to getting the problem checked and sorted before returning to the league in full health.
Scott played his college career with the Marshall Thundering Herd and was being counted on to provide depth behind star left tackle Russell Okung, who missed half of last season and is currently out after undergoing foot surgery.
The 6-5, 307-pound offensive lineman started 35 games at tackle and guard in college football but was unable to compete in the team’s rookie minicamp last week because he had yet to pass the team’s 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. 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."
We hope that this isn't the end of Scott's career and the condition can be treated and result in a return to the league.