Seahawks sign, pay draft pick before cutting him
Nor is one getting cut by his NFL team.
However, what happened with the Seattle Seahawks and tackle Garrett Scott is a story.
You see, the Seahawks selected Scott in the sixth-round out of Marshall, but during a physical for the team learned he had a rare heart condition that would prevent him from playing in the NFL.
However, before waiving the rookie, the team signed him to his contract, ensuring he would receive a signing bonus and first-year salary worth about $555,000.
Odds are the money won't alleviate the disappointment that comes with seeing his future in football taken away so suddenly, but at least Scott isn't leaving his career empty-handed.
And the Seahawks, who could have just waived him without agreeing to the contract, should be commended for doing what they could to make a tough situation easier to deal with.
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