As the free agency signing period beings today, the Seahawks have seen another of their players signed away, as ProFootballTalk is reporting that linebacker O’Brien Schofield is signing with the Giants. Here are details:
LB O'Brien Schofield agrees to terms with the Giants. Two years, $8 million. Per league source.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2014
Schofield was signed during camp after being cut by the Cardinals, and started two of the first three games when Bruce Irvin was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
But Schofield played sparingly down the stretch once Irvin returned and other players at the LEO, or rush end spot, got healthy. Schofield finished the year with seven tackles, four in the first three games.
Seattle has also lost DT Clinton McDonald to Tampa Bay.
Early indications are that Seattle may not sign anyone today.
As for Schofield’s deal, not everyone was immediately impressed by the Giants’ decision to spend heavily on a player Seattle got off the waiver wire last August:
O'Brien Schofield #Giants Deal illogical. Overpaying player you could've had off waivers. Seahawks DL rotation isn't 2nd coming Reggie White
— NFL_DRAFT_Bites (@NFLDraftBites) March 11, 2014